Police: Thornton man says he killed woman, drove body to Wyoming

THORNTON, Colo. — A Thornton man has been arrested after police say he confessed to killing his girlfriend in their apartment, putting her body in his vehicle and driving 500 miles to Powell, Wyoming.

Thornton Police Sgt. Ernie Lucero said Wednesday that 22-year-old Jonathan Eugene Akin surrendered to Powell police on Tuesday.

Officers found the woman's body in the vehicle and called the Thornton Police Department, which found evidence of a crime in the apartment.

The Cody Enterprise reports Akin was arrested on suspicion of mutilation of a dead body.

Officials say a first-degree murder charge is pending. The woman's name, how she died and when she died are still being confirmed.

It's not clear why Akin drove to Wyoming. Neither Lucero nor Wyoming authorities knew if Akin has an attorney.

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