FBI Investigates Fatal Shooting Of Colorado Bicyclist

FBI Investigates Fatal Shooting Of Colorado Bicyclist
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The FBI has joined in the investigation of the shooting of bicyclist John Jacoby, 48, found dead along a roadside in Windsor on Monday. After police failed to crack the case, they sought the help of the FBI. Windsor police on Tuesday informed that they are seeking help in the death of John Jacoby of northern Colorado.


Police doubted that Jacoby’s killing may be linked to two other shooting incidents, one in the town of Windsor and another nearby. Last month, a woman named Cori Romero driving on Interstate 25 near town was shot in the neck but somehow she managed to call for help.

During investigation, police found that windows of many vehicles are shattered while driving in northern Colorado but no traces of gunshots were spotted.

Police are still not sure whether Romero’s shooting and Jacoby’s death are connected. Windsor Police Lt. Rich Higuera said on Monday that there appears no link between Romero’s shooting and Jacoby’s death. But Larimer County sheriff Justin Smith said on Tuesday that authorities are still investigating whether the two cases are connected or not. Meanwhile, investigation is underway.

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It is not yet disclosed why the FBI has joined in the investigation of Jacoby’s death, the first case of homicide in Windsor after eight years. FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders also refused to comment due to the ongoing investigation.

On Monday morning, John Jacoby, who used to work part-time as a park caretaker and as a grocery store bagger, was found dead by a passing motorist on the roadside in Windsor. He was shot twice.

Without a driving license, Jacoby rode his bike everyday.

“This just doesn’t happen in this town” said Tony Bates resident of the same area. “I feel useless because I can’t do anything to find this person.”