Child, 11, charged with murder 'for shooting and killing woman, 62, in remote Colorado cabin'

AN 11-year-old child was charged with murder for "shooting and killing a 62-year-old woman in a remote Colorado cabin," cops say.

Montrose County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested the unnamed minor, who is accused of second-degree murder, after the death of Karmen Keefauver on December 19.


Deputies responded to a report of a woman with a gunshot wound at 16200 block of Shavano Valley Road at around 9am that morning.

Keefauver was discovered at the scene and rushed to Montrose Memorial Hospital, where she later died, cops said.

The sheriff's office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations determined that an 11-year-old was involved in the shooting.

The young suspect is being held at Grand Mesa Youth Services.

The sheriff’s office sent its “deepest condolences to the family of Karmen Keefauver for their tragic loss.”


"There’s no threat to public safety at this point, we don’t have any other suspects," Patrol Lieutenant Cox told KKCO.

"Tragic incidents like these affect us all, especially the Keefauver family, and our deepest condolences go out to the family."

Keefauver's relationship with the 11-year-old hasn't been confirmed and the police investigation into the alleged crime is ongoing.

A touching picture of the devoted grandma with her two grandchildren on was shared on Facebook on December 20.

In the comments below, one relative wrote: "This woman had enough love to go around to a large family. She was amazing to me. I am thankful to have had her love."

The Western Colorado Poolplayers Association (APA) also issued their condolences to Keefauver's family on Facebook.

"On behalf of the Western Colorado APA, I'd like to give warm condolences," the statement read.

"I know times are already rough, however, please keep them [the Keefauver family] in your thoughts and prayers friends!! Thank you."

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