A Denver man has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of his wife.
Jonathan Nuno-Mijangos, 23, appeared in court Friday morning and was advised of multiple charges against him in the death of 24-year-old Jasmin Cigarroa, according to the district attorney’s office.
Nuno-Mijangos has also been charged with first-degree assault, tampering with a deceased human body and abuse of a corpse, all felonies, the DA’s office said in a news release.
Cigarroa was reported missing, by Nuno-Mijangos, on March 10 and a missing person’s alert was issued the next day. Investigators found her body on March 12 in a rural area of Adams County.
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner announced this week that the cause and manner of her death remains under investigation.
When Nuno-Mijangos reported his wife missing to police, he told a responding officer that the last time he saw her was at their residence, in the 7500 block of East 28th Avenue, at about 9 a.m. March 9 when he left for work, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
A neighbor reported hearing a loud bang coming from the couple’s apartment at about 11 a.m. March 9, according to the warrant. Cigarroa had been working from home. She signed on to her work computer at 5:30 a.m. March 9 and never logged off. Nuno-Mijangos told an investigator that he was late for work that day because he had car trouble.
Investigators used cellphone records to trace and map Nuno-Mijangos that day being in the area where the body was eventually found, in a gulley near East 26th Avenue and Powhaton Road, about 6 feet off the roadway. Nuno-Mijangos told investigators he had not left his residence that day after returning home from work. When confronted with the discrepancy, he recalled driving to the area at about midnight and returning home, the warrant said.
The victim’s body was found wrapped in black plastic bags bound with duct tape. Grass and dirt was placed on top of it in an attempt to conceal the bag and body, the warrant said.
Nuno-Mijangos has a “history” of domestic violence, according to the warrant, and he was charged with second-degree assault in a 2019 case.
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