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Suspect sought in double fatal shooting in El Jebel

July 13, 2014, 4:48 am

Police are searching for a 33-year-old El Jebel man suspected of fatally shooting a man and woman at their home in El Jebel Saturday night.

William Anderson Amaya, 33, is described by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office as an Hispanic man, 5 foot, 5 inches tall, 180 pounds with brown hair and eyes. He may be driving a grey 2009 Honda Civic sedan with tinted windows and Colorado license plate 070-SFL.

William Amaya

William Amaya

Considered armed and dangerous, Amaya is believed to have been renting a room at the home at 160 Arapahoe in El Jebel where an unidentified man and woman were found shot to death at 11:17 p.m. Saturday.

A sheriff’s deputy reportedly arrived within minutes of the shooting but Amaya had already fled the scene.

Detectives early Sunday morning were interviewing witnesses and trying to obtain a search warrant for the home in unincorporated Eagle County.

Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis is determining cause of death and identifying the two victims.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS. Submit a tip online at or text a tip from a cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

If a tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved in the case, tipsters can earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.

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