On Thursday, March 23, 2023, Pueblo police arrested 30-year-old, Francisco Jose Ruiz on a warrant for 1st Degree Murder in the death of 34-year-old, Heather Duran which occurred on February 24th, 2023, in the 1100 block of E. Abriendo Ave.
Ruiz was taken into custody with the assistance of the Pueblo police SWAT and negotiators. Police are collecting additional evidence in the 1100 block of E. Abriendo Ave.
If anyone has any information on this incident, you are encouraged to contact Pueblo Police dispatch at (719) 553-2502 or Detective Carly Verdugo at (719) 553-3258. If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers @ (719) 542-STOP (719-542-7867) or www.pueblocrimestoppers.com. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
The information contained in this press release is based on preliminary information available at the time of its drafting. The Pueblo Police Department’s understanding of this incident may change as additional evidence is collected, analyzed and reviewed. The Pueblo Police Department does not draw any conclusions about whether the officers acted consistent with our policies and the law until all the facts are known and the investigation is complete. The purpose of this press release is to provide timely information to the public. In consideration of the foregoing, please be advised that any statements expressed herein are subject to change at any time.