Fremont County

Case evidence found in landfill allegedly belongs to former FCSO Lt.

Case evidence found in landfill...

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. - Our news partners at the Pueblo Chieftain uncovered another bombshell in the investigation into former Fremont County Lt. Robert Dodd. They were tipped off to possible evidence at the Penrose landfill.

Dodd is the same lieutenant who stored evidence in a storage locker linked to the 2006 homicide of Candace Hiltz. Her murder remains unsolved.

Dodd is already charged with abuse of public records and two counts of second-degree official misconduct. Now, more charges are possible with this new evidence.

Canon City resident, Rick Ratzlaff received a tip Wednesday from a worker at the Phantom Landfill that appeared to be more evidence tossed in a dumpster.

Our partners at the Chieftain took pictures of the evidence including a tackle box labeled forensic lights, a video tape from a sexual assault case and a letter on sheriff stationary from Lt. Dodd.

Ratzlaff, who discovered the original evidence in the storage locker, says this is more proof law enforcement isn't doing enough.

READ MORE: Fremont Co. deputy on leave after evidence found in storage locker

"I was more upset because CBI evidently didn't get a warrant, search his house or they would have known that was there. So I feel there's a lot of people not doing their jobs that should be," Ratzlaff said.

The landfill worker who made the find says he was ordered to dump the trash and cover it over.


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