A woman was stabbed to death and now, the Fremont County Sheriff's investigators believe they may be closer to solving the crime. It’s a cold case from 1996 that has been a mystery for a decade.
A gruesome discovery on November 9th, 1996 when Helen Archer was dead at age 70. Her house was on 9th Street in Canon City. It’s a busy street, but someone managed to get into her house without ever getting noticed. "It was very violent. There was a lot of anger because there were multiple stab wounds," Fremont County Coroner Dorothy Twellman said. According to the coroner's report, Archer was stabbed 5 times in the chest and abdomen and 6 times in the back. She was found in the office at her home.
Her murder fell into the cold case files until recently when there was a break in the case. "We have potential suspects identified," Fremont County Sheriff Jim Beicker said. The sheriff couldn't tell us much more about the case. "I don't have reason to believe our residents are in danger." He hopes this murder mystery ends with putting someone behind bars.
The sheriff says they are still looking for any information in this case. If you know what happened to Helen Archer, call Crime Stoppers. That number is 275-STOP in Fremont County.