Two Clifton brothers arrested in deadly stabbing

By: Cecile Juliette Email
By: Cecile Juliette Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in Clifton.

According to investigators, on March 1st, a man was found dead at 3195 F Road.

Brothers Jose Juan Ortiz, 30, and Julio Sesar Ortiz, 29, both of Clifton, have been arrested and charged with 1st degree murder.

They are being held without bond at the Mesa County Detention Center.

According to the Mesa County Coroner, Abel Roper, 31, was stabbed, and his body was discovered next to his 2004 grey Nissan Titan truck.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on the incident. If you saw Roper's truck on the night of February 29th, or the morning of March 1st, call Investigator Norcross at (970) 244-3252.


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