Monday, December 15, 2014


There was some news last month about the Paige Birgfeld case.

Lester Ralph Jones, 63, was arrested in Grand Junction on November 21, 2014 at his workplace. He had been named as a person of interest at the time of the original investigation into Paige Birgfeld's disappearance in 2007.  In 2012 her body was discovered in a gulch near Delta, CO.  Here is a link with more details about the arrest.  Jones has been identified as a client of Paige Birgfeld's escort service.

  Interestingly, investigators had obtained a court order for a GPS tracking device to be placed on Jones' car, but he discovered the device and returned it to investigators at some point in the intervening years.

   Jones has been charged with two counts of murder (first and second degree) and additional charges of arson and kidnaping.

[UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST-- Denver Post Cold Case reporter Kirk Mitchell gives a detailed review of the facts of the case and the key pieces of the police investigation in his column at the Denver Post.]

   Sometimes the wheels of justice turn slowly, and the case still awaits trial, but it is good to know that there has been some movement in this highly publicized case.  Hopefully the person responsible for Jack Gordon's death is still looking over his shoulder as well.

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