Loveland man arrested in woman's slaying

Christina Anjoleen Gray found dead on Dec. 18

LOVELAND, Colo. - A 47-year-old Loveland man was arrested early Saturday in connection with the Dec. 18 slaying of a Loveland woman.

Loveland police arrested Leroy Arlen Wallace, 47, without incident at his home at 420 E. 57th Street on a first-degree degree murder warrant.

Christina Anjoleen Gray, 42, was found dead by friends who checked her house after not hearing from her. Gray and Wallace were known to each other, police said, and Gray had a prior relationship with Wallace.

He is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

Loveland Police Chief Luke Hecker voiced his gratitude for the tireless efforts of many people whom have worked on this investigation from the onset. 

"I am very grateful to the men and women of the Loveland Police Department; from the patrol officers who initially responded to the scene to those who worked extra shifts working scene security to the Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians who have worked countless hours, virtually around the clock to advance this investigation.  We are also extremely grateful to the Larimer County Coroner’s Office, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and the Northern Colorado Regional Forensics Laboratory who have aided our investigators and technicians throughout these early stages of the investigation.  Their contributions have been of immeasurable value to our case," Hecker said in a statement issued Saturday.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation who has not already spoken with police is asked to contact Detective Brian Koopman using the Police tip line at 970-962-2032.