Police arrest man in connection with murder of Aurora woman

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Woman's body had been found along Highway 103

By The Staff

Police have arrested Shawrae Butler, 21, in connection with the death of Queen Ashby. 

Police were searching for Butler, who was considered armed and dangerous, before he was arrested Friday afternoon.

The body of Ashby, 20, from Aurora was found by a motorist near Highway 103 on April 8. After weeks of being unable to identify her, police released a computer rendering to local media, which funneled dozens of tips to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office.

"After weeks of tireless investigative work with our law enforcement partners at the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit has identified a suspect in the murder of Queen Ashby," said a statement from the Aurora Police Department.

According to police, Ashby was murdered in early April at 1433 Joliet St. in Aurora.