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Police say triple murder at Boulder, Colorado home ‘was a targeted attack’

April 17, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police say triple murder at Boulder, Colorado home ‘was a targeted attack’

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Authorities are calling a triple murder at a residence in the foothills of Colorado, a targeted attack.

The remains of two men and one woman were discovered after authorities performed a welfare check at the house on Saturday at the request of a concerned acquaintance.

Officers ruled out a murder-suicide, but only after a hazardous materials unit was sent to the residence to make sure it was safe for investigators after drugs were discovered on the premises.

“It was a safety precaution,” Commander Mike Wagner of Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said in an interview with the Daily Camera. However, he refused to disclose what it was about the drugs that triggered the concerns of authorities.

Wagner indicated that although they believe someone targeted the residence, there is no threat to the public.

The victims’ bodies exhibited signs of trauma.

No details regarding a suspect or a potential motive in the triple murder have been revealed.

“It’s too early to speculate or if any suspects are at large or not,” Wagner continued. “We will work to figure out what happened and if we should be looking for suspects (or suspect) or not.”

The sheriff’s office has identified the victims, but the coroner will not release their identities or say how they were murdered until their families have been notified.

Boulder County Assessor’s online records show that the owners of the house are Wallace L. White and Kelly Sloat-White, but there is no indication they were residing there at the time of the incident.

Officers initially discovered two bodies inside and backed out so they could obtain a search warrant.

A neighbor, who identified herself to the Daily Camera as “Gail” said she was a friend of the victims, and that they were great people.

“They loved their dogs, the outdoors,” she stated, adding that the woman had been sick for some time after receiving a kidney transplant last year.

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