29-Year-Old Man Arrested in Fort Collins Sex Assault Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fort Collins, Colo. (AP) A 29-year-old man has been arrested and named a suspect in the sexual assault and strangling death of a 20-year-old woman whose body was left in her burning home.

Joseph Curl was being held at the Larimer County jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and sexual assault in the death of Linnea Dick.

Firefighters found Dick in her home Friday. The coroner's office says she died of asphyxiation.

Dick's body was found in an upstairs bedroom. One fire was burning in the bedroom and another in the basement. A cat died in the blaze.

Curl's arrest followed dozens of interviews with friends, family and acquaintances. It was unclear whether Curl knew Dick.

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