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River Valley Village Death Investigation UPDATE #2

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at approximately 11:48 am, the WeldSuspect Photo   County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence at the River Valley Village, located at 10910 Turner Boulevard, near Longmont. The reporting party, a neighbor, informed dispatch that there was a female party who appeared to be unconscious inside of her residence. When deputies arrived on scene they found that the female was deceased.

On Thursday, August 2, 2018 at approximately 8:30 am, 42-year-old Joseph Keith Ribble of Aurora, Colorado was arrested by the Brownsville Police Department in Texas for his outstanding warrants out of Boulder County. Ribble was then transported to the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department in Texas. On Saturday, August 4, 2018 the Weld County Sheriff’s Office investigators interviewed Ribble at the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department in Texas.

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 the Weld County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Ribble for 1st Degree Murder (F-1) and Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft (F-6) in connection to the death of 65-year-old, Lila Ann King. Ribble is awaiting extradition back to Colorado.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office continues to look for the Gold 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer with Colorado plate 983-QHB, with black rims and damage to the front passenger bumper.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizen who spotted Ribble in Brownsville, Texas and notified the Brownsville Police Department. Thank you to the Brownsville Police Department and Cameron County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance. It is in times of crisis when this community pulls together and shows their support for each other. It is care and concern we have for one another that truly makes Weld County a special place that we at the Sheriff’s Office are proud to serve. Thank you.

There is no ongoing threat to our community and no further information will be released. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Geyer at 970-400-2855.