A Colorado woman was found dead in her shower and her young daughter identified her father as the alleged killer.
But years later, he has yet to be charged and now her case is considered cold.
On April 6, 2007, police in Frederick, Colorado, responded to a home for a suicide report, according to the Times-Call. When officers arrived, they found Jessica Rose Bejarano, 25, lying inside the shower with no pulse. She died from a chest wound.
Her bother in law, Cimmeron Johns, called police and told them he found her body inside a home she shared with her husband, Daniel Berjarano, according to the Times-Call. The victim’s young children were also in the home crying.
Johns died in February 2014 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Times-Call. He shot himself as police surrounded his house as he was suspected of killing his wife and her mother.
Johns was never named as a suspect in Jessica Bejarano’s killing.
However, her 4-year-old daughter at the time told police that her father, Daniel, “shot her mother with a knife,” according to the Times-Call.
Police questioned Daniel Bejarano and collected blood samples, but he has never been charged in connection to his wife’s death.
He later told the Times-Call he hopes the case is solved because he can’t see his kids and is a person of interest.
“I was on my way to work at the time of the incident,” Daniel Bejarano told the Newspaper. “My children were asleep, so there is no way my daughter saw me do anything.”
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said the case remains open, though it is listed as a cold case, according to KDVR.
“The CBI remains committed to solving the Jessica Rose Bejarano homicide, along with other cold cases currently being investigated by members of the Bureau. With regard to the Bejarano investigation, there is no new information to share, and there have been not arrests made in the case to date,” the agency said in a statement to KDVR in April 2022. “That said, the CBI team continues to review the case, but the key is for a member of the public to come forward with that critical piece of information to help us solve this case. In the meantime, the CBI has utilized billboards and even an entry in the Cold Case Playing Card deck as a way to keep Jessica’s story in the eye of the public.”
Anyone with information on the killing is asked to contact Frederick police at (720) 382-5700.