Neighbors Suspect 'Machete Bandit' Of Murder

Body Found Stuffed Under Mobile Home In Manitou Springs

Authorities have identified a body found underneath a mobile home that belongs to the suspected 'Machete Bandit' in Manitou Springs.

Now, they're trying to determine how long the body had been there.

El Paso County Sheriff's Lt. Lari Sevene told 7NEWS that two men working on the trailer discovered the body of 32-year old Crysta Chisolm early Monday afternoon.

"The body was found wrapped in what would appear to be a blanket of some kind," Sevene said. "Obviously that's a concern. There was an intent to conceal."

Sevene said the death has been ruled a homicide, but they don't know yet how Chisolm died, or how long her body had been under the mobile home.

Investigators removed the trailer Friday morning and took it to a secure location for further testing.

While they haven't fingered a suspect, neighbors believe it's the man who lived in the mobile home until February 10.

They say Howard York, 43, was Chisolm's boyfriend.

"They used to argue all the time," said one neighbor, who declined to give her name.

"I don't think there's going to end up being any doubt about it," said Bernice Folsom, whose daughter, Rebecca, lives in the same mobile home park. "After all, he lived there."

Police say York is the suspected 'Machete Bandit' who robbed a Papa Murphy's Pizza on January 30.

He was arrested in connection with the robbery February 10. He's being held on $25,000 bond for investigation of aggravated robbery.

When asked if the body was under the trailer when York was taken into custody, Sevene replied, "That's part of the investigation."

She said once the coroner determines when Chisolm was killed, they'll be able to narrow their focus.

"That's obviously going to help give us a better idea as far as timing and who, if anybody, needs to be taken into consideration in this case."

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