Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Arrest Made In Death Investigation

Son Charged With Death Of Mother

Daniel Stetzel, 31 (Photo taken July 2014)
Mesa County, Colo. -- On August 26, Daniel Stetzel, 31, was charged in the death of his mother Kathleen Stetzel. Kathleen was found in the desert area north of Grand Junction on July 24, after having been reported missing by family members on July 22, 2014.

Daniel was arrested by officers with the Grand Junction Police Department on the riverfront trail on July 28, on outstanding warrants and new charges of criminal impersonation and drugs. Daniel has since been held in the Mesa County Detention Facility on a parole hold, unable to bond out of jail.

Daniel was advised of the charge against him of second degree murder on August 26, at the Mesa County Detention Facility. He previously had met with investigators and public defenders on the afternoon of August 25, confessing to the death of his mother, Kathleen.

Daniel remains held in jail with no bond. For information about any inmate in our jail, visit our Inmate Inquiry webpage.