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WHS grad found dead in car at jail


Last updated 6/29/2022 at 3:14pm

Courtesy of Michelle Blackwelder

Melody Horton, a 44-year-old mother, was identified as the woman found deceased in her vehicle outside the El Paso County jail on June 24.

A woman whose body was found inside a car parked at the El Paso County jail when her husband turned himself in for killing her last week has been identified as a Widefield High School graduate.

Authorities say the victim was 44-year-old Melody Horton of El Paso County. Her husband, 52-year-old David Mitchell, turned himself in on June 24.

The cause and the manner of her death will be determined by the El Paso County Coroner's Office and have not yet been announced. Horton's death is being investigated by the Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide/Assault Unit as a homicide.

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