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River Valley Village Death Investigation Update
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.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office began a preliminary investigation and determined the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death to be suspicious and have devoted multiple resources to the investigation.

The Weld County Coroner’s Office has positively identified the victim as being; 65-year-old, Lila Ann KING, of Longmont. The cause of death will not be released at this time in order to preserve the integrity of the case.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a person of interest associated with this investigation as well as a vehicle that may be connected to the investigation.

The person of interest is 42-year-old, Joseph Keith Ribble, of Aurora. He is described as 5’08” tall, weighing 160 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair. Ribble currently has two active warrants out for his arrest from a surrounding agency for failure to comply.

RIBBLE IS KNOWN TO HAVE VIOLENT TENDENCIES. Please do not try to apprehend him yourself. If you see Ribble please call your local law enforcement agency or 911. Attached you’ll find a booking photo of Ribble from June 2018.

The vehicle is a Gold 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer with Colorado Plate 983-QHB, with black rims and damage to the front passenger bumper.

Based on the information obtained in the investigation, we do not believe there is any ongoing threat to our community. Because the investigation into this incident is active and ongoing, additional information is not available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Geyer at 970-400-2855. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ribble is asked call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at