Cause of death 'undetermined' in Travis Forbes' murder of Kenia Monge

8:47 PM, Nov 1, 2011   |    comments
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The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner says her manner of death has been ruled a homicide, but that her cause of death remains inconclusive. The autopsy report says the findings do not rule out death by asphyxia, strangulation or suffocation.

Forbes, 31, pleaded guilty in September to first-degree murder charges in regards to this case. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Monge was reported missing April 1 after leaving a Denver nightclub. Police found her body in Weld County on Sept. 7, buried under a cottonwood tree near Keenesburg, about 40 miles from Denver.

9Wants to Know learned Forbes physically took investigators to the crime scene on Sept. 7 and showed them the exact spot where Monge was buried, near Interstate 76 and Weld County Road 53.

In a separate case, Forbes also reportedly pleaded guilty to trying to murder Lydia Tillman, a woman he had just met, and setting her townhome on fire in July in Fort Collins.

Forbes has agreed to serve 48 years after serving his life sentence for Monge's murder in regards to the townhome fire and murder attempt.

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