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Letter: Explain an unexplained death

In response or addition to Ed Batts’ letter “No justice in Pfister case” (The Aspen Times, June 26), I have been wondering about the following:

On April 15, it was reported in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent that “Police arrested James McCabe Mallin, 28, early Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting involving his girlfriend at a mobile home park on South Grand Avenue, according to Glenwood Springs Police.

“Mallin faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, a Class 2 felony, in addition to first-degree assault, prohibited use of weapons and reckless endangerment. He was lodged in the Garfield County Jail without bond.”

On April 22, the Post Independent reported, “District Attorney Sherry Caloia said Tuesday she is dismissing the current case against James McCabe Mallin in connection with the shooting death last week of his girlfriend and is having him released from the Garfield County Jail while the investigation continues.

“Mallin, 28, had been held on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder for the shooting of Audrey Lowndes, 40, at the mobile home where they lived on South Grand Avenue, just before 12:30 a.m. on April 15.

“Mallin was arrested shortly thereafter, while Lowndes, who had been shot in the back of the head, later died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction”

Whatever happened? Was anyone later charged in this murder?

Bronwyn Anglin


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