Murder suspect may be in the Alamosa area

Jesus Arvizo

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) issued a statement on Tuesday, Oct. 3, that a murder suspect, Jesus Arvizo, may be in the Alamosa area.

In early April, family members of James Montoya reported him missing. Investigators determined he was last seen leaving a bar in Lakewood at 2:30 a.m., on April 2. Due to information obtained in the case, the Denver Police Department was assigned the case and determined that Montoya was killed in Denver. In July, human remains were found in Saguache County, which were later determined to be Montoya’s remains.

On Tuesday, DPD asked for the public’s assistance with locating Jesus Arvizo, 33, who is wanted for the murder of Montoya. Arvizo lives in Denver but is believed to be in the Alamosa area.

 Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Arvizo is asked to call the Alamosa County Sheriff's Office at 719-589-6608, or the Alamosa Police Department at 719-589-2548, or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.