Fremont County Sheriff’s Office denies request for 911 transcripts related to 2006 murder

Daily Record (Canon City): A request for the 911 transcript and recordings from the day Candace Hiltz was found murdered has been denied by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.

The request, which asked for the 911 call from Aug. 15, 2006, was formally filed by the Daily Record under the Colorado Open Records Act and the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act.

Because 911 calls fall under public records, the Daily Record requested the recordings and transcripts to gather more information about the day Hiltz was murdered and the investigation that followed, specifically who called 911 and who responded to the Hiltz residence that day.

On Tuesday, the FCSO denied the Daily Record’s 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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