FINAL: Homicide Investigation Update
Released June 10, 2015
A case summary report from the Lawrence Marez homicide investigation is being released as a final update to this investigation. To read the case summary, click here.
Released June 9, 2015
Mesa County, Colo. -- Today, the Adams County Coroner released the identity of the deceased female following an incident with law enforcement on the Front Range on June 3, 2015. Barbara Blanton-Marez, was identified by the Adams County Coroner in their news release, who is the same person named as a person of interest in the homicide investigation of Lawrence Marez, which began on June 1.
Through the course of the homicide investigation, the evidence consistently points to Barbara likely being the sole suspect in the stabbing death of Lawrence. Investigators continue to work this homicide investigation.
Updates will be provided as they become available.
Released June 3, 2015
Mesa County, Colo. -- Early this morning, the Mesa County Coroner released the identity of the deceased male as Lawrence Marez, 50, of Grand Junction. The Coroner determined the manner of death is homicide, and the release is posted here to read more details.
Late this morning, law enforcement officials in the Weld County area were in a vehicle pursuit with the red truck. Initial information from the Front Range scene shared with our investigators, indicates the truck is believed to be the stolen truck listed below and the deceased driver is likely Barbara. Barbara was named yesterday as a person of interest in a death investigation being handled by our agency. We can't stress enough however, that it will take time to make a positive ID and that has not yet occurred. Agency investigators are enroute to Weld County.
Updates will continue to be posted as they become available.
May 2015 Photo
Previously Released June 2, 2015
|Barbara Ann Blanton-Marez|
Feb 2015 MCSO Photo
The Mesa County Coroner is expected to release information about the deceased male upon completion of the autopsy. The death investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided as they become available.
Previously Released June 1, 2015 at 8: 22 p.m.
Mesa County, Colo. -- Deputies were called to a residential home in the 2900 block of Globe Willow Avenue, Grand Junction, at 4 p.m. Dispatch sent deputies there on a report of a deceased adult male inside the home.
|2900 Block of Globe Willow Ave., Grand Junction|
This suspicious death investigation is active and on-going, with updates provided as they become available.