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Pathologist: Grand Junction shooting suspect was drug-free

Paul Shockley
Grand Junction correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado
Stefan Martin-Urban
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ” The suspect in the October slaying of Terry Fine and Flo Gallagher in Grand Junction had no drugs or other intoxicants in his blood, according to a toxicology report.

Dr. Robert Kurtzman, a pathologist with the Mesa County Coroner’s Office, said the report received on Friday turned up “clean” for 22-year-old Alaska native Stefan Martin-Urban.

“This was a comprehensive screen for a variety of drugs,” said Kurtzman, who noted the analysis also checked for therapeutic medications such as anti-depressants.

Fine, 61, and Gallagher, 60, were gunned down outside the Fine family’s north Grand Junction home on Oct. 11 in what remains an apparent random act of violence.

Martin-Urban took his own life with a gunshot to the head after a short vehicle pursuit involving law enforcement.

Investigators have found no ties between the victims and their assailant.

Martin-Urban ” who had moved to Lakewood, Colo. to live with his aunt on Aug. 20 ” took his aunt’s Honda SUV and her cell phone sometime late Oct. 9 or early Oct. 10 and drove west.

The aunt, Linda Urban, told Lakewood police detectives her nephew had no known friends in Colorado ” describing him as “introverted, sensitive and health conscious” ” a young man who spent most of his time on a computer at her home.

The aunt said Martin-Urban went jogging on Oct. 9.

In their last conversation before he disappeared on Oct. 10, Martin-Urban had agreed to pick up family members at the airport arriving the next day. There were plans to visit a dying relative at an area hospice.

Martin-Urban’s aunt told Lakewood police that his father had committed suicide ” he himself in the head ” four days before Christmas 2007, in Fairbanks.

pshockley@gjfreepress.com


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