Boyfriend of Colorado Woman Arrested for Her Murder Four Years After She Went Missing

Jennifer Smith, Daily Mail, December 5, 2017

The boyfriend of a Colorado woman who went missing in 2013 after telling relatives she was on her way to tell him she was pregnant has been charged with her murder.

Donthe Lucas was charged on December 1 with murdering girlfriend Kelsie Schelling.

Police in Pueblo, Colorado, will not say what led them to make the arrest almost four years after she went missing.

Lucas, 25, was already behind bars serving time for armed robbery when he was served with the arrest warrant on Friday.

He now faces first degree murder charges for killing Schelling, 21. He is not being charged with murdering the unborn child.

Pueblo Police Department announced the charges on Facebook on Friday but would not say what led to them being filed.

‘Because the investigation remains active, details about the investigation and what led to the arrest of Lucas cannot be released at this time,’ their statement read.

At the time of his girlfriend’s death, Lucas was a college basketball player.

Schelling’s body has never been found despite attempts to find her which included an effort from a psychic who said he communicated with her earlier this year.

Lucas was arrested on November 17 and charged with armed robbery along with his brother Duschon.

Coincidentally, their mother was charged with robbery on Friday, the same day as he was charged with Kelsie’s murder.

Earlier this year, psychic Troy Griffin offered the Schelling family his services after claiming to have had contact with their daughter from beyond the grave.

He claimed he had spoken with Kelsie and that he thought he knew where her body may be.

His claims led him a rural field where he was filmed looking for disturbed earth and any indication that she may be buried there.

However once at the site he said he could feel no evidence that she was there.

He did share his belief that she was strangled and said the communication he received from her was a message for her mother.

The boyfriend of a Colorado woman who went missing in 2013 after telling relatives she was on her way to tell him she was pregnant has been charged with her murder.

Donthe Lucas was charged on December 1 with murdering girlfriend Kelsie Schelling.

Police in Pueblo, Colorado, will not say what led them to make the arrest almost four years after she went missing.

Lucas, 25, was already behind bars serving time for armed robbery when he was served with the arrest warrant on Friday.

He now faces first degree murder charges for killing Schelling, 21. He is not being charged with murdering the unborn child.

Pueblo Police Department announced the charges on Facebook on Friday but would not say what led to them being filed.

‘Because the investigation remains active, details about the investigation and what led to the arrest of Lucas cannot be released at this time,’ their statement read.

At the time of his girlfriend’s death, Lucas was a college basketball player.

Schelling’s body has never been found despite attempts to find her which included an effort from a psychic who said he communicated with her earlier this year.

Lucas was arrested on November 17 and charged with armed robbery along with his brother Duschon.

Coincidentally, their mother was charged with robbery on Friday, the same day as he was charged with Kelsie’s murder.

Earlier this year, psychic Troy Griffin offered the Schelling family his services after claiming to have had contact with their daughter from beyond the grave.

He claimed he had spoken with Kelsie and that he thought he knew where her body may be.

His claims led him a rural field where he was filmed looking for disturbed earth and any indication that she may be buried there.

However once at the site he said he could feel no evidence that she was there.

He did share his belief that she was strangled and said the communication he received from her was a message for her mother.

‘When I contacted Kelsie, it was more just apologies: “I’m sorry mom, I didn’t mean for it to happen. I didn’t know,’ Griffin told ABC’s Nightline.’

Kelsie Schelling (left) and Donthe Lucas.

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