Murder of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements remains unsolved four years later

By: Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post
March 17, 2017 Updated: March 18, 2017 at 7:04 am
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Supported by her daughters Sara, left, and Rachel, right, Lisa Clements, the widow of Tom Clements, speaks at his public memorial at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, on Monday, March 25, 2013. Corrections officials and guards from as far away as Morocco are among the hundreds of people who turned out Monday to honor Clements, killed March 19 when he answered the door of his home in a wooded, rural area north of Colorado Springs. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett, Pool)

The murder of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements remains unsolved nearly four years after he was shot to death, but investigators say the case is still open.

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder told reporters last year that the Clements investigation was coming to a conclusion, but he backtracked on that after other law enforcement agencies expressed concerns.

“The case is still open. We follow up on leads as we get them,” Elder’s spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said Monday.

Elder told a group of journalists on Aug. 3: “I’m confident we will come to a conclusion soon.”

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