Denver, Colo. (KDVR) — Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has charged Jonathan Albertos Nunos-Mijandos with First Degree Murder in the death of his wife of five months.
Jasmin Cigarroa, 24, was reported missing to DPD on March 10 by her husband, Nunos, 23.
Nunos told investigators that he had last seen Cigarroa before leaving their residence at 7588 East 28th Avenue around 9 a.m. on March 9. Nunos returned home from work thereafter, and according to him, did not leave his residence until work the next morning, according to arrest documents.
Two days later, March 12, Cigarroa was found dead and wrapped up in black trash bags on the south side of East 26 Avenue. She was wearing the grey shirt and blue shorts that Jonathan had told detectives he had last seen her in, according to arrest documents.
Neighbors were questioned by police and revealed that at around 11 a.m. on March 9, they heard a loud bang that sent their dog into a barking frenzy. They described it as sounding “like a body hitting the floor.”
Shortly thereafter, neighbors told police noticed that Nunos moved Cigarroa’s Mini-Cooper out of the garage and replaced it with his.
The same neighbor’s wife reportedly went to pick up her partner from work and returned to their residence around 12:30 a.m. on March 10. They saw Nunos rummaging through his vehicle’s trunk. Cigarroa’s Mini-Cooper had been returned to the garage and the garage’s lights were off, which the neighbors reported as being an irregular occurrence.
Cigarroa’s supervisor was contacted and with the help of her I.T. department revealed that she had last logged onto their work portal at 5:30 a.m. on March 9 and had never logged off. Her supervisor felt she would have alerted her if she was going to miss work because Cigarroa’s was reliable.
According to a friend, Cigarroa had also made plans to hang out with some people on March 9th around 7 p.m. The friend told investigators that she had reached out to Cigarroa throughout the day without response and even drove over to the residence to pick her up. Upon receiving no response, the friend left.
Another close friend of Cigarrao said her marriage had a history of domestic violence, which consisted Nunos throwing her onto a bed before slapping, pinning and choking her. During the same instance, Nunos took a key and held it to Cigarroa’s throat. He was charged with second degree assault at the time.
As the missing-persons search expanded, detectives questioned Nunos further and discovered that he had left for work on March 9 at 930 a.m. after dealing with what he said were car troubles.
Nunos then received a text at 10 a.m. from Cigarroa detailing a plan to hang out with friends that evening. Nunos said he did not have this message in his phone because he deletes them every month.
Detectives uncovered an inconsistency in Nunos’ story though when they discovered his cell phone pinged near Tower Road and Smith Road around 1 a.m. on March 10. When confronted with this information, he said he had left around 12:30 a.m. eastbound on I-70 and admitted to stopping near where Cigarroa’s body would be discovered, according to arrest documents.
Nunos was taken into DPD custody after a ‘Probable Cause Warrant’ was issued on March 12. He received second advisement from his council Friday morning and his bail has yet to be set.
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