UPDATE: Child pornography found, death of nine-year-old Grand Junction girl allegedly from chloroform poisoning
The arrest warrant for Jeffrey Beagley, the man arrested for a slew of charges in the death of a nine-year-old Grand Junction girl, was unsealed by the courts Wednesday, revealing the nine-year-old allegedly died from chloroform poisoning.
In the investigation, detectives uncovered several files of child pornography on his computer along with multiple electronic devices that displayed child pornography content at the property in which the girl was found dead.
They also discovered an empty chloroform bottle in a shed behind the house, and a tent-like structure that had pillows and blankets in the shed.
Detectives described the tent as being built for "privacy and seclusion." In the shed were space heaters, a computer monitor, a laptop, and a video camera. The blankets in front of the monitor had apparent drops of blood on it, according to the affidavit.
The chloroform bottle and a rag were found near the blankets, and the arrest affidavit reveals Beagley ordered the substance on November 1, 2019, and that it was delivered on November 8, 2019, the day before the girl was found dead.
On the order receipt that was obtained by detectives, Beagley put in "Hemp" next to the industry field. It was later found that Beagley was not in the "Hemp Industry."
The toxicology report for the girl came back positive for chloroform, and the cause of death would be ruled a homicide from "chloroform poisoning."
In the house, detectives described a "macabre," or disturbing scene, where they saw several posters and different types of art that depicted death. Headless dolls were observed across the home, as well as a "Witch's Bible." Furthermore, overhanging the bed in the living room was a large East bunny type mask that was decorated to look like the ears had large bloody wounds in them and blood on its nose.
Detectives say the home resembled a house where child abuse would occur.
After getting search warrants for the electronic devices, detectives found "a lot" of child porn on a thumb drive in the shed.
Detectives found video that was taken from a hidden camera that was attached to a Bluetooth device, showing an adult female and a young female, which was believed to be the victim, in a bathroom that was in the house on Hill Avenue.
Another video was found from the same device which showed a female child topless and wearing underwear near an infant child, which was believed to have been taken in the living room of the house on Hill Avenue.
In a thumb drive, detectives found "digitally altered" child pornographic images showing Beagley’s face inserted into the image where the original adult males face was.
The affidavit stated that there were examples of the following on the thumb drive: Erotic Fondling, Erotic Nudity, Explicit Sexual Conduct, Masturbation, Sadomasochism (picture of bound nude child), Sexual Excitement, Sexual Intercourse, and Video. Additionally, there were substantially more than twenty different movies that qualified as sexually exploitative material of children under the age of eighteen.
On December 13, Beagley was arrested for the following charges: First-Degree Murder, Child Abuse Resulting in Death, Reckless Manslaughter, Attempted Sex Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust, Sexual Exploitation of Children, and Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in relation to this incident.
Beagley is being held on No Bond and is due in court on December 31.