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Woman accused of killing boyfriend, burying body in backyard of Denver home

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 08:18:06-05

DENVER — Police in Denver announced Monday an arrest in a homicide case.

Kimberly Cottle, 45, was arrested Thursday near Reno, Nevada by local law enforcement. She is being held for investigation of first-degree murder, tampering with a deceased body, identity theft, aggravated motor vehicle theft, theft, and unlawful use of a financial transaction device.

Police accuse Cottle of shooting and killing her boyfriend, 42-year-old Eusivio Luevano, and then burying his body in the backyard of a home in the 4700 block of North Fillmore Street in Denver.

Luevano was reported missing on Nov. 12, after he had not been seen for several months, according to police. He was last seen at his North Fillmore Street home.

On Dec 5, investigators located Luevano’s remains buried in the backyard of the home. Preliminary evidence indicated that he died from a gunshot wound.

The arrest affidavit is sealed and not available for release, and Cottle’s booking photo is not available for release, at this time. If anyone has any information that can assist with this case, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.