Letter gets Matthew Patrick Gunsallus arrested in murder of wife, Kristen Elizabeth Lujan

GREELEY, Colo. - Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in the death of his wife after they received a letter in which he allegedly acknowledged he killed the woman, according to the Greeley Tribune.

Kristen Elizabeth Lujan died on Christmas Eve 2011.

Matthew Patrick Gunsallus, of Ault, called police the night of her death to report she was in the shower and choked on her own vomit, the newspaper reported. The autopsy and toxicology results were "unremarkable" and police had nothing to go on, police said.+

Then Gunsallus' sister forwarded police a letter her brother wrote to her in July, admitting to a host of crimes, including killing Lujan and Kayleah Wilson, who died in March 2010, the Tribune reported. Wilson was 12 when she disappeared. Her body was found in a ditch after being missing for several weeks. Police have yet to find her killer.

Police said they interviewed Gunsallus and determined the confession to Wilson's killing was false, but he talked about his wife’s death in detail.

Gunsallus is accused of suffocating Lujan by covering her face with a pillow during an argument. He was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder involving domestic violence when he came to the police department to pick up some of his belongings that were used as evidence against him in a rape trial this week. He was acquitted in that separate case.

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