Aurora man faces 1st-degree murder charges in ‘brutal’ slaying of girlfriend


AURORA | Police said a 20-year-old Aurora man killed his girlfriend Sunday morning inside their City Center Station Apartment in what was described as a “brutal attack,” according to a police statement.

Police were called to the apartment at about 8 a.m. after callers reported an injured person.

“Officers arrived and located a 20-year-old woman suffering from apparent physical trauma,” according a statement by Aurora Police Agent Matthew Longshore. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. After an initial investigation, police arrested Dakota Chinnock, 20, also inside the apartment.

Investigators are asking prosecutors file first-degree murder charges against the man,” Longshore said.

The woman’s identity is forthcoming from the Arapahoe County Coroner office, which is standard police protocol.

Police did not detail the woman’s injuries, nor whether any weapons were involved in the slaying.

“A motive behind this brutal attack is not yet known,” Longshore said. “Detectives will continue their investigation and are asking anyone who has information about this incident, who have not yet spoken to police, to please reach out to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.”

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Joe Felice
Joe Felice
11 months ago

“A motive behind this brutal attack is not yet known.” Seriously, the police really made this remark??? Domestic violence is all-too common.

Mental illness is a terrible thing and it is prevalent in our society these days. Everyone is so angry and on edge. The most-minute thing sets them off. We (our entire nation) is going to pay for not attending to this problem, along with that of homelessness.

Brenda Ann
Brenda Ann
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe Felice

I know, in a tragic horrible murder like this, it seems pointless to even be seeking that. Domestic violence all too often ends up like this, you are right. But it’s just the way the law works in an investigation.
Could it be just circumstantial that he was there and he’s just a person of interest? I’m wondering why I can’t find any more information about the court appearance on September 7th, and the scheduled court date of October 25, 2021.