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Investigators find body they believe is suspect in Fort Collins stabbing

Jonathan Crossley is believed to have stabbed a woman at a Fort Collins home on Nov. 4. His car was later found abandoned in Lory State Park.
Credit: FCPS
Jonathan Crossley

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Investigators found the body of a man they believe is the suspect in the stabbing of a woman in her Fort Collins home, according to Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS).

FCPS said the man's body was found in Lory State Park late Thursday evening.

Confirmation of the man's identity and determination of cause and manner of death will come from the Larimer County Coroner.

Just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, FCPS responded to a report of a stabbing at a home in the 200 block of Tiger Cat Way. 

The victim had been stabbed by a man she knew, police said. He was identified as 25-year-old Jonathan Crossley. He fled the area after the incident, according to police.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries and is expected to recover, FCPS said.

Police searched for Crossley through the night and located his vehicle abandoned in Lory State Park.

An emergency alert was sent at around 1 a.m. that said the sheriff's office and Fort Collins Police (FCPS) were searching for a suspect that may be on foot in the area of Lory State Park or Horsetooth Mountain Park.

"We're united in serving victims and protecting our Northern Colorado community," said FCPS Assistant Chief Kristy Volesky. "We wish the victim, as well as other loved ones impacted by this incident, healing and strength as they navigate the challenging road of recovery ahead." 

Lory State Park was closed to all users and for all activities during the search.

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Lory State Park is located west of the city of Fort Collins and is west of Horsetooth Reservoir and north of Horsetooth Mountain Park. 

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