Suspect Charged in Dismembered Body Investigation

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Cortez, Colo. (AP)-A Montezuma County man has been formally
charged with second-degree murder after authorities found a
dismembered body believed to be his father.

District Attorney Jim Wilson said Wednesday that prosecutors
suspect 20-year-old Jeremiah R. Berry killed his father,
42-year-old Jack Berry.

Investigators found body parts in at least three locations late
last month. Some were encased in buckets of concrete.

Jeremiah Berry is being held under $500,000 bail. His next court
appearance is scheduled for June 20.

County Judge Todd Plewe has agreed to unseal some procedural
documents and court orders after the Cortez journal filed a motion
seeking their release.

A gag order remains in effect in the case.

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