Aurora man charged in death of his wife, court documents say he ‘might have blacked out’


Keith Zotto. Credit: Aurora Police Department

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AURORA, Colo. — A man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife at an Aurora home last week.

According to the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office, 35-year-old Amber Lynn Zotto died of a gunshot wound to the head at her home in the 19000 block of East Milan Circle.

Keith Zotto, 44, is charged with first-degree murder, according to the Aurora Police Department.

APD said that shortly after 12 p.m. on July 2, officers were dispatched to the home on a report of a missing person after Amber’s mother couldn’t reach her daughter for a number of days.

According to an affidavit released by Arapahoe County, Amber’s body was found in a large trashcan in the garage, along with a gun.

In the affidavit, Keith stated that he doesn’t remember killing Amber and that he is a heavy drinker and an alcoholic.

He also told police that he and Amber were arguing a few days prior and he blacked out and might have done something he didn’t remember, according to the affidavit.

The Zottos had owned the home in the Highpoint neighborhood since January 2017, according to Arapahoe County records.

Keith is expected to be in court on Tuesday morning.

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