Pueblo homicide may involve man with Monte Vista ties

ANTHONY CUEVAS Dept. of Corrections

PUEBLO– A person of interest related to a homicide investigation here has connections to Monte Vista.

Anthony “Antonio” Cuevas, 36, is being sought for questioning in the case after surveillance video showed a man dumping a suitcase inside a dumpster Thursday morning at a Pueblo car wash. An unidentified woman’s body was found inside the suitcase.

According to Pueblo Police, the victim was wearing an Air Force t-shirt, M&M candy shorts and has several tattoos, including a distinctive tattoo on her right thigh of a female clown.

Reports indicate that Cuevas is currently wanted on an active warrant for a parole violation but has not officially been named a suspect in the case.

According to a post on 9news.com of Denver, records from the Colorado Department of Corrections show Cuevas was sentenced to 10 years in 2014 in Rio Grande County and was later released on parole. Authorities believe he has ties to Monte Vista and may have headed there.

Police reported that they located a vehicle in connection with the case after video from the car wash showed a vehicle pull up and an individual removed a large suitcase from the trunk and placed it in the dumpster around 6:42 a.m.

The 9news.com report indicated that detectives responded to a home in the 800 block of Euclid Avenue in Pueblo on Friday where Cuevas lived.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-STOP (542-7867) or go to pueblocrimestoppers.com

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