Fremont County sheriff denies second request for records related to 2006 murder

Daily Record (Canon City): A request for all incident and police reports regarding the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office involvement on the day Candace Hiltz was found murdered has been denied.

The request was asking for all reports filed regarding the day Hiltz was found, as well as any arrest affidavits for James Hiltz, Candace Hiltz’s brother.

This is the second records request made by the Daily Record to the FCSO under the Colorado Open Records Act and the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act.

All records of “official action” fall under public records. These records can include arrest and indictment information, case dispositions and judicial determinations.

The Daily Record requested these records after a previous request for the 911 recordings and transcripts from Aug. 15, 2006, the day Candace Hiltz was found was denied.

The Daily Record requested these records to gather more information the day Hiltz was murdered and the investigation that followed.

On Thursday, the FCSO denied the open records request through a letter, sent via email from Fremont County Attorney Brenda Jackson

“The Sheriff determined that disclosure of the records would contrary to the public interest, as the records are part of criminal justice investigatory files and are actively being reviewed by law enforcement agencies in connection with an investigation,” Jackson said in the letter.

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