Family issues statement regarding Clements' murder

MONUMENT, Colo. (KKCO) - The family of Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements has issued a statement, sharing their grief and thanks for the support they've received.

Their statement is as follows: “We are thankful for the overwhelming support and concern that we have received in the wake of Tom’s death. Our family has lost a devoted husband and a beloved father. There are no words at this time to describe our grief and loss. We thank our friends and those praying for us here and across the nation. Your well-wishes and prayers bring us strength. We appreciate your continued respect for our privacy during this terrible loss.”

Clements was shot and killed around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night as he answered the door of his home in Monument. Authorities haven't ruled anything out, but believe his death may have been tied to his job.

Investigators are currently searching for a boxy-looking dark-colored car spotted in the neighborhood at the time of Clements' death.

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