Police still puzzled by CC slaying
Springs cops ask for help in finding woman's killer
Date: April 28, 2002 Publication: The Gazette Author: Anslee Willett
An autopsy showed Jocelyn Sandberg died from multiple stab wounds to the chest, neck and head, but what led to her death on the Colorado College campus early Friday morning remains a mystery.
Police continued looking for the prime suspect, who reportedly had an altercation with Sandberg, 41, the operations manager for public radio station KRCC.
A composite sketch of the suspect may be released early this week, said Lt. Skip Arms of the Colorado Springs Police Department.
On Friday night, police canvassed "the entire downtown area" for anyone matching the suspect's description or for anyone who might recognize the description, Sgt. Ken Fiorillo said Saturday.
"We planted the seed we're looking for this person," Fiorillo said. "We need any help we can get."
The suspect was described as a white man in his early 20s to late 30s, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing 150 to 160 pounds.
He had short, dark brown hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a long-sleeved light blue shirt and dark jeans and was carrying a small, dark-colored backpack or daypack.
Police said they are investigating three or four scenarios as to what led to Sandberg's death but declined to elaborate.
"We can't commit to any one because we just don't know," Fiorillo said.
Sandberg went to a concert with a friend out of town Thursday and returned early Friday, police said. The friend told police Sandberg got into an altercation with an unidentified man at Tejon and Dale streets, near Sandberg's home and a block from where she died.
Sandberg's friend told police she went to look for her and later called police when she couldn't find her.
A college maintenance worker found Sandberg about 4:25 a.m. Friday on a walkway at the southwest corner of Armstrong Hall near Cascade Avenue and Cache La Poudre Street. Police found evidence of a struggle where her body was found.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 634- STOP. Callers with information leading to an arrest may be rewarded as much as $1,000.
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Cops still hunting CC killer
Sandberg's parents wait for answers
Date: May 24, 2002 Publication: The Gazette Author: Bill Vogrin
A month after public radio personality Jocelyn Sandberg was found stabbed to death on the Colorado College campus near downtown, Colorado Springs police are revisiting area nightclubs looking for leads.
Her parents say authorities are pursuing new theories after originally targeting a single man reportedly seen arguing with Sandberg shortly before her death.
"My husband called (Springs police) this morning," Evalyn Sandberg said Thursday from the couple's home in Salt Lake City. "They don't have anything new."
The lead detective in the case did not return phone calls Thursday.
Police told the Sandbergs they are actively investigating the stabbing death of their 41-year-old daughter, who was an on-air personality and operations manager at KRCC.
"They said they were going to do the rounds of the bars (Thursday night), as they have done in prior times," Evalyn said.
Sandberg's body was found April 26 on a sidewalk outside Armstrong Hall on campus. Authorities said she was stabbed in the face, neck and chest.
It's unclear what led to her stabbing death just a few blocks from her Dale Street apartment.
No arrests have been made, and police are saying little about the investigation.
"We are frustrated," Evalyn said. "It's interesting it has taken so long and there are no apprehensions. They ought to consider more than one theory. We told them they should, and they reassured us they were pursuing more than one theory."
The night before her body was found, Sandberg and a friend had driven to Boulder to see a concert.
The friend told police she and Sandberg returned late to Colorado Springs. Sandberg apparently left the car and got into an argument with a man near her apartment, the friend told police.
The friend stayed in the car while Sandberg and the man walked out of sight. The friend then walked into Sandberg's apartment to get a dog and went to look for her. When she was unable to find Sandberg, the friend called police.
About 3:30 a.m., a neighbor heard four screams that awakened him. He described the screams as one loud shout followed by three quieter ones. He didn't hear any more commotion and assumed it was loud college kids.
About an hour later, a college maintenance worker found Sandberg's body.
Police said there was evidence of a struggle.
The El Paso County Coroner's Office said Sandberg died from multiple stab wounds to the neck, chest and head. The autopsy report has not been released.
Shortly after the killing, police said they were looking for a white man in his early 20s to late 30s, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 to 180 pounds. They say he had short, dark brown hair, was clean shaven and wore a long-sleeved light blue shirt, dark jeans and carried a dark backpack.
Police circulated sketches of two men's faces considered possible witnesses and wanted for questioning.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 634- STOP.
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