Colorado man charged with murder after dismembered body found
Aspen, CO Colorado
CORTEZ, Colo. ” A Montezuma County man has been formally charged with second-degree murder after authorities found a dismembered body believed to be his father.
District Attorney Jim Wilson said Wednesday that prosecutors suspect 20-year-old Jeremiah R. Berry killed his father, 42-year-old Jack Berry.
Investigators found body parts in at least three locations late last month. Some were encased in two buckets of concrete.
Jeremiah Berry is being held under $500,000 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 20.
County Judge Todd Plewe has agreed to unseal some procedural documents and court orders after the Cortez Journal filed a motion seeking their release.
A gag order remains in effect in the case.
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