Suspect in Two GJ Murders May be Linked to Third Slaying

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Denver Police are investigating whether a Longmont man accused in the 1975 stabbing deaths of a Grand Junction mother and her daughter raped and killed a University of Denver student two years earlier.

Police Sgt. Anthony Parisi told the Denver Post that investigators are looking at whether Jerry Nemnich fatally stabbed 20–year–old June Kowaloff outside her Denver apartment in 1973.

Parisi says investigators have reopened the case and are interviewing witnesses. The 64–year–old Nemnich is charged with first–degree murder, felony murder and burglary in the deaths of 24–year–old Linda
Benson and her 5–year–old daughter, Kelley.

He is being held in Mesa County Jail on $3 million bail. Authorities say Nemnich is tied to the two deaths through DNA evidence.

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