Suspect charged in double murder of 2 teens, person of interest identified

Marquez, Chacon
Gustavo Marquez (left) and Diego Carlos Chacon (right) / El Paso County Sheriff's Office

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the deaths of two teens found on the side of the road near Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Gustavo Marquez, 19, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Criminal Justice Center on two charges of first degree murder, two charges of kidnapping, two charges of aggravated robbery and child abuse in resulting in death.

Authorities have also identified Diego Carlos Chacon (also known as Casper), 18, as a person of interest in this case. They believe he has more information on the murders.

Chacon is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes.

The bodies of Derek Benjamin Greer, 15, and Natalie Partida, 16, were found Sunday, March 12 near Old Pueblo and Hanover Roads.

Derek Greer and Natalie Partida / El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Derek Greer and Natalie Partida / El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information, call the Sheriff’s Office at 719-390-5555.

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