Colorado police are looking for a 35-year-old woman who reportedly murdered two of her children and tried to murder a third. The children’s bodies were discovered after authorities responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a break-in at the mother’s residence.
Kimberlee Singler was named Thursday by officials who have issued a warrant and are currently searching for her after she fled during an ongoing investigation.
Police officers found the bodies of a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy at the site of a burglary in the 5300 block of Palomino Ranch Point on December 19th after receiving a 9-1-1 call about the incident at around 12:30 a.m., according to a press release from the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).
The surviving daughter, who was 11 years old, was sent to the hospital with serious injuries. Ira Cronin, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Springs Police Department, said that he was unable to provide any further information on the circumstances surrounding the children’s deaths or the injuries sustained by Kimberlee Singler and her daughter.
The 11-year-old was discharged from the hospital after a brief stay. According to Cronin, she is presently recovering in Colorado Springs. Additionally, he noted that the mother’s injuries were not serious.
At first, 35-year-old Singler was “cooperative” with the authorities looking into her children’s deaths. According to Cronin, however, Singler disappeared when investigators concluded that the burglary claim was fabricated.
The police got a warrant to arrest Singler on Tuesday, but according to Cronin, she had already gone on the lam. Cronin also noted that Saturday was the last time Singler was spotted in Colorado Springs.
The 9-1-1 burglary complaint was purportedly made from Singler’s unit, but Cronin has refused to reveal the caller’s identity.
On Thursday, Vikki Migoya, a spokesperson for the FBI’s Denver office, said that the bureau is assisting the police in pursuing Singler.
Police have said that upon Singler’s ultimate capture, she will face charges of murder, attempted murder, assault, and child abuse. The current bond amount is $10 million.