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Updated: Police investigate stabbing

Released on Thursday, November 5, 2020
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[Update] Based on the investigation, police determined that the suspect knew the victim and broke into her residence, attacked her, then fled the scene. The victim sustained serious injuries but managed to call 911. She was transported to an area hospital and is expected to recover.

On the evening of November 4, investigators located the suspect's vehicle abandoned in Lory State Park. Fort Collins Police, as well as members of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Larimer County Park Rangers, and Larimer County Search and Rescue, conducted an extensive search of the park and surrounding areas. Late in the afternoon of November 5, they located a deceased man, believed to be the suspect, in Lory State Park. The Larimer County Coroner will confirm the man's identity and determine cause and manner of death.

"I'm grateful for the quick response and steadfast support of our partner agencies during this resource-intensive incident. We're united in serving victims and protecting our Northern Colorado community," said FCPS Assistant Chief Kristy Volesky, who leads the agency's Criminal Investigations Division. "We wish the victim, as well as other loved ones impacted by this incident, healing and strength as they navigate the challenging road of recovery ahead."

Anyone with information about this incident or suspect, who has not already spoken to police, may contact Detective Dustin Wier at 970-221-6895.


Just after 5 p.m. on November 4, 2020, Fort Collins Police responded to a report of a stabbing at a home in the 200 block of Tiger Cat Way. The victim had been stabbed by a man she knew, Jonathan Crossley (DOB 03/22/95). Crossley fled the area after the incident. Arriving officers located the victim, who was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Police searched for Crossley through the night. Through extensive investigation, officers located his vehicle abandoned in Lory State Park. The search is ongoing with assistance from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. An Everbridge reverse 911 message was sent to notify area residents.

Crossley is a white male, 5’11 tall, 140 pounds, with shoulder-length brown hair and green eyes. Anyone with information about this suspect’s location should call police. If Crossley is seen, call 911 immediately and do not approach him.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Additional information is not available at this time but will be released as the case develops.