An affidavit we obtained Tuesday reveals details in the homicide of 39-year-old Jennifer Young and the arrest of her husband, 42-year-old Frederick Young, who is a suspect in her murder.
According to the affidavit, Frederick Young turned himself in to Sheriff’s deputies at approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Young told deputies that he had woken up that morning and found his wife dead.
Friends and family interviewed by detectives told police that Young was always jealous of other men, particularly of a mutual male friend he and his late wife shared.
Jennifer’s friends told police that Frederick Young, Jennifer Young and that male friend all had attended a wedding reception the night of Saturday, Oct. 19. One of her friends who was also in attendance said this caused tension throughout the night but there was no apparent arguing or physical altercation.
Jennifer’s friend told detectives that she last saw the couple at 1:28 a.m. Sunday when the couple dropped the friend off at her house after the reception. The friend returned to the Young’s house at about 12:30 p.m. to collect her car and noticed that Young’s truck was not in the driveway. She rang the doorbell but no one answered, and texted Jennifer several times but received no answer.
Colorado Springs patrol officers were dispatched to Young’s residence in the 6000 block of Bow River Drive to check in on its occupants. When there was no answer at the door, officers looked through a window and were able to see a woman lying facedown on the kitchen floor.
Officers used a garage code door provided to them by Young to enter the house. Inside of the house, officers found the body of whom they presumed to be Jennifer Young. The court documents say the female was “obviously deceased” at the time of their arrival with blood staining the floor near her head.
The document says that it appears she may have sustained a head injury, due to the position of her body and blood near her head. She appeared to be wearing the same dress and shoes that she wore to the wedding reception based on photographs provided by friends who attended.
At the scene, Detective Lee with CSPD saw obvious signs of physical disturbance, including blood on the floor, wall and counter of the kitchen near where Jennifer Young’s body was lying. The television in the family room was broken and wall decorations were strewn across the floor. A man’s dress shirt was lying on the living room couch with what appeared to be bloodstains on the collar.
Officers found no signs of forced entry to any of the home’s doors and windows.
Colorado Springs police conducted an interview with Young in custody at 7:38 p.m. that evening and Young chose not to make a statement. Officers noticed a small laceration on the top of Young’s head, fresh scratches on the right side of his neck and blood staining on his tank top.
Based on the above information, officers arrested Young on a charge of first degree murder.
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