Police in Nevada arrest girlfriend of Denver man whose remains were found buried in back yard

The girlfriend of a Denver man whose remains were found buried in his back yard has been arrested in Nevada and is being held for investigation of first-degree murder.

Police said Eusivio Luevano, 42, was reported missing in November after he had not been seen for several months. With help from the Denver medical examiner’s office and the police crime lab, investigators found Luevano’s remains buried in the back yard of his home on North Fillmore St. on Dec. 5.

Preliminary evidence indicated that Luevano died from a gunshot wound, police said in a statement.

Luevano’s girlfriend, 45-year-old Kimberly Cottle, was arrested Dec. 17 in Reno, Nev., in the death. Besides the murder charge, Cottle is being held for investigation of tampering with a deceased body, identity theft, aggravated motor vehicle theft, theft and unlawful use of a financial transaction device.

The arrest affidavit was sealed. Cottle’s booking photo wasn’t available for release. Denver police say anyone with information that can assist with this case are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.



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