Authorities: Rape suspect left suicide note
July 15, 2005
BOULDER – Sheriff’s officials say a rape suspect who hanged himself in the Boulder County Jail left a suicide note, but they declined to release the contents.Bradford Wagner was a suspect in at least seven rapes in Boulder, the Denver suburb of Lakewood and Austin, Texas.He was a former Glenwood Springs real estate agent and Snowmass snowboard instructor. Authorities said he hanged himself with a bed sheet in his cell on Wednesday.Sheriff’s Lt. Phil West said it did not appear Wagner left behind any writings confessing to any of the rapes.Wagner, 37, of Glenwood Springs was arrested in June 2004 after investigators surreptitiously collected DNA samples from his car, home and bicycle. The Colorado Bureau of Investigations said tests showed the samples matched DNA gleaned from the Boulder rapes.Wagner had begun working as a real estate agent in Glenwood Springs shortly before his arrest.Wagner also lived in Aspen between three and four years. He was a part-time snowboard instructor at Snowmass for two seasons from 2002 through 2004. Wagner joined the Aspen branch of Coldwell Commercial Investment Banker in October 2003 with a real estate broker’s associate license. He eventually relocated to the Remax Mountain West real estate firm in Glenwood Springs after moving to Glenwood Springs.