Husband allegedly assaulted, nearly choked his wife to death in Conifer; nationwide search underway

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

CONIFER, Colo. (KDVR) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said a woman almost died after her husband allegedly attacked her at their home.

The sheriff’s office said it happened on April 19. Nathan Gustafson, 44, allegedly assaulted and nearly choked his wife to death.

Nathan Gustafson

The victim sustained petechial hemorrhaging in her eyes and throat, and on her ears, as a result of near-strangulation, according to the sheriff’s office.

According to the sheriff’s office, Gustafson left the country for a planned vacation prior to a warrant being issued and did not return when he was originally scheduled to.

Gustafson is wanted on a warrant with nationwide extradition for criminal attempt to commit murder in the second degree, two counts of assault in the first degree, and two counts of assault in the second degree among other charges.

If you have any information on Gustafson’s whereabouts please call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612, or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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