Montezuma County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Notice: Arrest of Homicide Suspect-Press Release

Sheriff Notice: Arrest of Homicide Suspect-Press Release

On 07-28-23 at 1130 hours, Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence located at 18661 Highway 145, north of Dolores, Colorado for a welfare check on the person renting the property. An adult male, later identified as Lewis Wall, age 66, was found deceased inside the residence. Initial investigation determined that the death was a homicide that had occurred sometime on 07-27-23. The investigation by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Bureau of Investigation has identified the homicide suspect in the death of Lewis Wall. On 08-08-23, Kaylee O. Sanders, age 21 of Cortez, Colorado, has been arrested and charged with Murder in the Second Degree, and is currently being held in the Montezuma County Detention Center. Bond in this criminal case has been set in the amount of one million dollars.

We would like to thank the many citizens and agencies in Montezuma County who assisted us in this investigation.

Montezuma County Sheriff

Sheriff Steve Nowlin
Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office
730 East Driscoll Street,
Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: (970) 564-4986
FAX: (970) 565-3731

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