Aurora police: missing woman found dead in southern Colorado

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AURORA, Colo. -- The Aurora Police Department says the case of a missing 23-year-old woman is now a homicide investigation.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Aurora Police Department said that the remains of a person found in Aguilar, Colorado on Sunday are those of LeBrea Jackson.

Jackson was last seen in Aurora on Dec. 23. On Jan. 3, APD put out a picture of LeBrea asking for the public's help locating her.

Aguilar is about 20 miles north of Trinidad along Interstate 25.

APD's Major Crimes Homicide Unit is investigating.

"Our investigation at this point indicates there is no threat to the public," APD said in a press release.

Just hours before APD identified the remains as those of Jackson, her family pleaded for her to return home.

"LeBrea, baby, I just want you to come home. Wherever you are... you're not in trouble. Nobody is mad. Just come home to your boys," said her aunt, Ruby Jackson, referring to LeBrea's two sons. The boys are safe and staying with family members.

LeBrea's family says that on Dec. 23, she called to say she was stopping to pick up her boyfriend before going to a family Christmas event. However, the pair never arrived.

"She was supposed to come to the house at 8 o'clock to have Christmas holiday with the family and her boys and her adopted family. She hasn't been seen since," Ruby said.

The boyfriend was arrested on outstanding warrants in Alvarado, Texas on Dec. 24. The town is about 25 miles south of Fort Worth.

APD said it is too early to name a suspect in the case.

Anyone with information is urged to contact MCHU Agent Ingui: 303-739-6067 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers: 720-913-7867. Crime Stoppers tips can be made anonymously.

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