U.S. Marshal service aids search for triple murder suspect

9:48 PM, Dec 4, 2013   |    comments
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PUEBLO - The U.S. Marshals Service Colorado Violent Offender Task Force and the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office are seeking the assistance of the public to help locate a man suspected of killing three people.

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office issued felony warrants for the arrest of Harry Carl Mapps for charges of identity theft and forgery.

Mapps is the prime suspect in an arson and triple homicide which occurred last week in Rye. He's considered armed and dangerous. 

On Wednesday November 27 firefighters discovered three bodies at a home on the 8200 block of Highway 165 in Rye, Colorado after responding to a fire at that location.

The victims have been identified as 51-year-old Reginald Tuttle, 55-year-old Kim Tuttle and their daughter, 33-year-old Dawn Roderick. All three were shot to death before the fire, according to the Pueblo County Coroner. Investigators say the fire was intentionally set, most likely set to cover up the killings.

Mapps is a former employee of the victims and rented a room from them. He was caught on bank surveillance cameras cashing checks from the fire victims.

"We need the public's assistance to bring the perpetrator of this horrific crime to justice," said District of Colorado U.S. Marshal John Kammerzell in a news release.

Mapps was last seen driving a blue 2004 Chevrolet Mini-van with Texas license plate# 7FSNK.

Anyone with information Mapps' whereabouts is urged to contact the U.S. Marshals Service 24 hour tipline at 1-877-WANTED2 (1-877-926-8332). A reward of up to $5,000 is offered for information leading directly to Mapps' arrest.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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