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Woman Months Shy Of Earning Masters Degree Allegedly Murdered By Husband
Jonathan Nuno Mijangos had a prior arrest on suspicion of domestic violence but Jasmin Cigarroa dropped the charges.
Investigators have said this week that they believe they've located the body of a missing Colorado woman and confirmed the arrested of her husband, who has a domestic violence arrest record, on a murder charge.
Jasmin Cigarroa, 24, was reported missing after she had not been seen or heard from since Mar. 9, the Denver Police noted in a press release. By Thursday, investigators obtained information leading them to a rural area in nearby Aurora.
On Friday morning, investigators located human remains at an intersection in the city, which they believe could be the missing woman. A positive identification, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be confirmed by the office of the medical examiner.
Cigarroa's husband, Jonathan Nuno Mijangos, 23, was arrested shortly after the discovery of the remains, a public information officer for the Denver Police Department confirmed to Oxygen.com over the phone. Mijangos has been booked on a first-degree murder charge, though it’s not yet clear if the district attorney’s office will tack on any other charges.
Police told Oxygen.com they believe the killing is being investigated as a domestic violence case. The arrest affidavit is currently sealed.
Mijangos had previously faced multiple domestic violence charges, including strangulation, in 2019, local outlet KDVR reports. Francisco Cigarroa, Jasmin’s brother, told the outlet that his sibling dropped the charges against Mijangos following that incident and that the couple then resumed their relationship.
“They [women in domestic violence situations] aren’t safe with these toxic guys that can hurt them,” he said, adding that he hopes that this tragedy can be a “lesson” for others struggling in violent situations at home.
Cigarroa was just months away from earning her master’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah. She leaves behind her beloved dog, Minnie.
It's unclear if Mijangos has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.
Anyone with information in the case about Cigarroa’s death is urged to call the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867