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No remains found after multi-day search for woman missing since 2019

Colorado Springs police believe Jepsy Kallungi was killed by her husband during a domestic dispute and arrested him last month.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After days of "actively searching" a remote area of Teller County, investigators with the Colorado Springs Police Department said Tuesday they failed to locate the remains of a woman who has been missing since 2019.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s (CSPD) said last Thursday that officers with their department and partners from other agencies were in Teller County looking for the remains of Jepsy Kallungi, who was last seen on March 20, 2019.

The search concluded on Sunday without any remains belonging to Jepsy being recovered. Investigators believe that her husband, who was arrested last month, strangled her to death during a domestic dispute.

Credit: CSPD
Jepsy Kallungi

On April 4, 2019, CSPD said they were notified about a possible missing person. Several family members and friends said they'd been unable to contact Jepsy. 

Based on the preliminary investigation, a detective from CSPD’s homicide unit was assigned to the case.

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Detectives have also recovered and processed numerous items of physical evidence and obtained the arrest warrant for 38-year-old Dane Oliver Kallungi, the husband of Jepsy.

Credit: CSPD

He was arrested on June 16 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the CSPD at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or (800) 222-8477.

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