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Two arrested in 2020 Otero County murder cold case

Two people have been arrested in a 2020 Otero County murder cold case.

Friday, the Aurora Police Department and the US Marshals Service in Denver assisted the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in the arrests of Brandy Montoya, 41, and Emillio Paul Baca, 42, both of Aurora, in the death of Daniel Montoya.

PICT Brandy Montoya - CBI

Brandy Montoya - CBI

PICT Emillio Paul Baca - CBI

Emillio Paul Baca - CBI

Daniel “Danny-boy” Montoya, 58, was killed in Rocky Ford November 1, 2020.

These arrests follow an investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s Cold Case Unit working with the Rocky Ford Police Department, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office, and the Office of the District Attorney for the 16th Judicial District.