Adolfo Sanchez Torres : “Colorado Cold Case: Police Seek Suspect in 2008 Burger King Stabbing”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is making a renewed effort to solve long-standing cold cases by opening their Cold Case Files. FOX21 News is shedding light on some of these cases, specifically those with known suspects who have managed to evade capture thus far.

One such case dates back to March 30, 2008. Late that evening, CSPD received a distressing report of a large fight and a stabbing incident at the Burger King on East Platte Avenue, near Union Blvd. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim with a stab wound. Despite being swiftly transported to a local hospital, the victim, identified as 25-year-old Adolfo Sanchez Torres, tragically succumbed to his injuries.

Investigations revealed that the initial altercation had begun at Bea’s Tavern, a now-closed neighborhood bar that was popular among the local Hispanic community. The fight spilled out into the adjacent parking lot, where Torres was found injured. CSPD Sergeant Marcus Lehmkuhl refrained from disclosing the circumstances leading up to the stabbing, but a suspect was identified at the time as Jesus Aaron Perelta, then 37 years old.

Efforts to locate Perelta have been fruitless since the incident. Described as approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing around 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, Perelta was known to go by the nickname “Chewie.” Today, he would be 52 years old. Sgt. Lehmkuhl stressed that people’s appearances can change over time, but sharing these details could jog someone’s memory and potentially lead to Perelta’s apprehension.

In addition to the stabbing at Burger King, Perelta is also wanted on separate arrest warrants for attempted first-degree murder and third-degree assault related to unrelated incidents. The CSPD remains clueless regarding Perelta’s current whereabouts, despite their relentless efforts to locate him.

Sgt. Lehmkuhl is appealing to the public for any information that may help in locating Perelta. He emphasized that even the smallest tip, such as a phone call or a connection to a friend of a friend, could prove instrumental in resolving this case. The community’s assistance has often been critical in solving cases like this, and Sgt. Lehmkuhl hopes that someone will step forward to provide that vital piece of information.

Sergio Javier Marin was arrested in connection with Torres’ death and pleaded guilty to being an accessory to the crime. However, Perelta remains at large. Individuals with any information on Perelta’s whereabouts are urged to contact CSPD at (719) 444-7000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-7867.

By opening their Cold Case Files and seeking public assistance, CSPD aims to bring closure to these unsolved cases and provide justice to the victims and their families.

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