Case Detail

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Cecilia Benefiel-Cipriani

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: 5' 8"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 156 lbs


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 11/16/1990

Occupation: Law Enforcement

Agency: Colorado Springs Police Department

City: Colorado Springs

Date of Birth: 09/09/1958

County: El Paso

Date of Death: 11/16/1990

Agency Case #: 90-35323

Age: 32

Judicial District: 4th Judicial District

Gender: Female

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Brown

About this Case:

On Sunday, November 18, 1990, deputies of the El Paso County Sheriff's Department went to the home of their colleague, Sheriff's Lieutenant Cecelia "C.C." Benefiel-Cipriani, to check her welfare after she inexplicably did not report for her assigned shift at the Sheriff's Department. Upon entering her home, they found Lt. Benefiel-Cipriani lying on the floor, deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. She was found still wearing her Sheriff's Department uniform, suggesting she has been attacked shortly after working her last shift. Evidence at the scene indicated several rooms of the home had been ransacked and valuables gathered together, but it is unknown what, if any items were actually removed from the house. No eyewitnesses were identified, and neighbors did not identify unusual activity around the house near the time of the crime, although, it was learned that several residential burglaries had recently occurred in the Ivywild area. Although several potential suspects have been investigated in the years since this crime, no arrests have yet been made. Anyone with information regarding this case, is asked to please contact the Colorado Springs Police Department.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Colorado Springs Police Department

Colorado Springs


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