Basalt cops investigate disturbing mail |

Basalt cops investigate disturbing mail

Basalt police are investigating a case of someone, presumably a man, getting way too excited over a Victoria’s Secret catalog.

An unknown suspect tore pages out of the catalog, typed sexually explicit comments on the pages then mailed them to a Basalt woman, according to Police Officer Mark Langford. Victoria’s Secret is famous for its lingerie and the women that model it.

The case is chilling, Langford said, because the man knew the woman’s post office box, and he apparently fished the catalog out of her garbage.

The catalogs have a customer identification number when they are directly mailed to a person. The customer ID on the pages that were doctored and mailed matched the number of catalogs the woman still had at her house, Langford said.

The envelope that contained the pages included a name and a post office box but both are believed to be bogus.

The victim is a Latina living in Basalt. The comments that were typed onto the Victoria’s Secret catalog pages were in Spanish, said Langford.

“When you read the things that were said, it’s disturbing,” he said.

One of the pages also had a stain on it and comments about the origins of the stain. “That was probably the most disturbing part,” said Langford.

That material was sent to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for DNA testing.

The woman reported the incident to police on Jan. 9, when she received the unwelcome mail. Langford said the victim didn’t have any suspect in mind.

Langford said charges of harassment and sending illegal materials through the mail are possible. He said he may inform U.S. postal inspectors about the case if the investigation progresses.

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