Crews search Broomfield pond for evidence
Divers and police searched for evidence Wednesday in a pond just upstream from where the body of a 13-year-old Broomfield girl was found.
Kelsey Shannon’s body was found Jan. 21 in a ditch that runs through the Broadlands neighborhood. Kelsey’s boyfriend, Alexander “Alex” Paul Pacheco, 18, of Broomfield, is charged with murdering her and is being held without bond in the Broomfield Detention Center.
Divers from the Metro Dive Rescue Team and detectives and criminalists from the Broomfield Police Department searched the pond, which empties into the ditch where Kelsey’s body was found. The pond is located between the Broadlands Golf Course and Lowell Boulevard and is about 100 feet from where the body was found.
An official from the West Metro Fire Rescue District confirmed the team was looking for evidence.
“The team was requested by the Broomfield police to come out and assist with evidence recovery,” said Cindy Matthews, public information officer. The divers are part of the Metro Dive Rescue Team, which is jointly managed by West Metro Fire Rescue, the South Metro Fire Rescue District and the Westminster Fire Department.
Officials with Broomfield police and the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office would not comment on the activity, citing an ongoing investigation.
Pathologists are still trying to determine the cause of Kelsey’s death, said Adams County Deputy Coroner Kelly Haralson.