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Posted on: April 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] CRPD is seeking tips on person of interest in death investigation

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The Castle Rock Police Department is asking for the community’s help in locating a person of interest regarding Tuesday’s incident in the Terrain neighborhood.


The Castle Rock Dispatch Center received a call about a house fire near the intersection of Dove Valley Place and Paint Pony Circle just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The fire was contained by 2:48 p.m. The fire investigation remains ongoing.


Matthew Buchanan, 32, was last seen driving a white Dodge minivan with a Colorado temporary license plate (3964372). Anyone who sees him or the vehicle is asked to call the Castle Rock Police Department at 303-663-6100.


One person was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Another person was found dead in the home. The Douglas County Coroner’s Office has legally identified the woman as 59-year-old Elizabeth Bjorlow, of Castle Rock.


The Castle Rock Police Department is co-investigating the death with the Douglas County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy has been completed. Results of the autopsy and ruling by the Coroner as to the cause and manner of death will be made available at the completion of the investigation.


“We know Castle Rock is a tight-knit community,” Castle Rock Police Chief Cauley said. “Any time there is a loss of life, it impacts us all. We have a number of resources and agencies working on this investigation. We ask the public to please call us if they have any additional information that can help.”


This remains an ongoing investigation.

Vehicle of interest in death investigationPerson of interest Matthew Buchanan

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