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“She is someone, she is no longer our Jane Doe”: Douglas County authorities ID woman killed in 1993 cold case


A young woman whose body was found in 1993 near a makeshift camp in the forest of Douglas County has finally been identified, the sheriff’s office announced Thursday. Now, the search for the person or people responsible for her death has reignited.

At a press conference at the Justice Center in Castle Rock on Thursday morning, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said he was a deputy when her remains were first found and now, as a sheriff, considered it an honor to say her name out loud to the public: Rebecca Ann Redeker, known to her family as Becky.

On June 15, 1993, deputies were called out to the Rainbow Creek Falls area in the Pike San Isabel National Forest between Woodland Park and Deckers about a body found in the woods, according to the sheriff’s office. When deputies arrived, they found the body of a young woman and a makeshift campsite. Spurlock said investigators believe the woman had died within 72 hours of deputies finding her.

Detectives attempted to identify the woman and despite an extensive crime scene, they were unable to for years and the case went cold, Spurlock said.

In July 2020, Douglas County Det. Shannon Jenson received information that led to a positive identification, with the help of Douglas County Sheriff’s Office partner United Data Connect, Inc. The details about that piece of information remains under investigation.

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