Police Still Looking for Suspects in 2017 Murder of Colorado Girl
Nearly five years ago, police discovered the body of a 17-year-old Colorado girl in Bailey. Today, investigators are still searching for her killers.
FOX31 recently revisited the case. According to the station's Problem Solvers, the incident occurred around 7 p.m. on December 1, 2017, when officers from the Park County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) responded to a house fire on Country Road 43.
The individual who reported the fire told police they saw people "causing damage" inside the residence. Upon arrival, first responders found the remains of high schooler Maggie Long.
Investigators determined the fire to be arson, and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) found homicide to be Long's cause of death.
The FBI confirmed that at least one man was at Long's house when she died, stating that "a physical altercation took place between Long and her assailants before the fire started."
The assailants also took a Beretta handgun, 2,000 rounds of ammunition, a safe, jade figurines, and an AK-47-style rifle from the Long residence.
In 2021, 9News reported that the FBI had designated the murder of Long, an Asian American woman, as a potential hate crime. Since then, little information has come out about her case.
The FBI is currently offering a $20,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of Long's killers. If you have any information about this case, please contact the FBI at (303) 629-7171 or the PCSO at (303) 239-4243.
Find updates about Long's case on the "Justice for Maggie Long" Facebook page.