Otero County man accused of murdering uncle who disappeared in 2010

David Kirk / Colorado Bureau of Investigation
David Kirk / Colorado Bureau of Investigation

SWINK, Colo. — An Otero County man was arrested on second-degree murder charges Wednesday in connection with the death of his uncle, who was reported missing in 2010.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Richard Kirk, then 60, was reported missing by his family in January 2010 in Crowley County. CBI investigators recently learned new information that led them to a home on Powars Avenue in Swink. They went to that home Wednesday and interviewed the residents.

After the interviews, they arrested Richard Kirk’s nephew, 43-year-old David Jacob Kirk, on second-degree murder charges.

The suspect is being held in the Otero County Jail.

Because the investigation is still active, no other details are available.

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