One of the oldest cold cases in Weld County history could be coming to a close soon as an arrest has been made in the Murder of Evelyn Kay Day. On November 27, 1979, Evelyn Kay Day's body was found after she had been reported missing for five days.

Kay was found in her snow-covered car near the Aims campus. The investigation into her cause of death was determined to be strangulation from the belt of her overcoat. Initially, her husband was the primary suspect of her murder but no connection could be made to him.

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The Weld County Sheriff's Office has announced that an arrest has been made in connection with the murder of Kay on Friday. The suspect is 64-year-old James Herman Dye. He is currently in the custody of the Wichita Police Department in Kansas and is awaiting extradition.

The Weld Country Sheriff's Office has filed two counts of Murder in the First Degree. Dye has been connected to the murder via DNA evidence. Technology advances over the past several decades was a key factor in the arrest being made in the 42-year-old cold case.  See the full press release:

Information is still being accepted in the murder of Evelyn Kay Day's case. Anyone who might have information is being asked to contact the Weld County Sheriff's Office.

Source: Weld Country Sheriff's Office

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