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Arrest of suspect involved in Shelby Weatherly homicide

Arrest of suspect involved in Shelby Weatherly homicide


Media/Press Release

Date: October 13, 2017

For Immediate Release

PIO Contact #1:   Lt. Robert Rotherham

Phone: (303)663-7703 • Email:

PIO Contact #2:  Lauren Lekander

Phone:  (303)814-7067 • Email:

 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

DCSO Arrests Suspect in Connection to Homicide Investigation

NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO – On October 13, 2017, at approximately 11:54 a.m. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office detectives took a suspect into custody for his involvement in the Shelby Weatherly homicide.


The person that was taken into custody is identified as, Mihail Petrov (DOB: 04/28/1980). Petrov was arrested in Denver and has been booked into the Douglas County Detentions Center on the below listed charges and is being held on a $500,000 bond:


C.R.S. 18-8-105(1)(3)/18-3-102 Accessory to a Crime/Murder in the First Degree (Class 4 Felony)

C.R.S. 18-8-610(1)(a) Tampering with Physical Evidence (Class 6 Felony)

C.R.S. 18-8-109 Concealing a Death (Class 1 Misdemeanor)


Sheriff’s Office detectives have been working diligently since the discovery of Shelby’s body on the morning of September 30, 2017. “We take crimes like these very seriously and investigate with utmost urgency,” Sheriff Spurlock said. “We will continue to work very hard on this case until we get justice for Shelby and her family.”


Again, anyone who has any information about Mihail Petrov or can provide any information that will help us with this investigation, please call the DCSO Tipline at (303)660-7579. Denver Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a $2000 reward. Tips can be reported to Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 720-913-STOP.


This is an active investigation and the arrest affidavit has been sealed.


No further information will be released to the media by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at this time.


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