CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A 28-year-old man was arrested in Florida in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found at a Centennial hotel earlier this month.
On Dec. 2, staff at a hotel in the 9600 block of East Easter Avenue called authorities when they found an unresponsive woman in a room, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. Deputies who responded classified the woman's death as suspicious, the Sheriff's Office said.
The woman was identified as 33-year-old Amanda Nicole Emberson. The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office said she died of "inflicted injuries" and that her death was a homicide.
The sheriff's office initially described Alexander James Morgan, 28, as a person of interest in the case. On Dec. 10 a warrant was issued for his arrest on a first-degree murder charge.
Investigators learned that Morgan had left Colorado, passed through Atlanta, and was believed to be hiding with his family in Gainesville, Florida, according to a release from the United States Marshals Service.
On Dec. 11, authorities set up surveillance of a family member's address and developed information that led them to Morgan.
He's in custody at the Alachua County Sheriff's office in Florida awaiting extradition to Colorado, according to the sheriff's office.
Anyone with information about Emberson's death can call the Sheriff's Office tip line at 720-874-8477.
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