View Full Version : Bekime "Becky" Elshani missing since last week
April 6th, 2008, 02:41 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The family of a 22-year-old woman missing since last week fears she may be dead after her boyfriend killed himself when officers stopped by the couple's apartment to check on her.
In an interview with The Gazette last week, Agim Elshani says she believes it's just a matter of time before the body of her daughter, Bekime "Becky" Elshani, is found.
Daniel Dereere died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday. Family say the couple's relationship had been marred by violence and that Dereere may have feared Elshani was seeing her ex-husband.
Elshani is white, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 110 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information can call Colorado Springs police detective Pete Quick at (719) 444-7557.
I hope she turns up alive, but it doesn't look good. :(
Mom of 4
April 6th, 2008, 03:17 PM
I agree Jaded. The odds are not in her favor at all. :(
April 6th, 2008, 10:13 PM
She has Tammy Faye Bakker eyes.
April 7th, 2008, 01:58 PM
She has Tammy Faye Bakker eyes.
She also looks about 32 instead of 22.
November 9th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Investigators do not believe that skeletal remains found Sunday are those of a 22-year-old Colorado Springs woman who disappeared under suspicious circumstances in March 2008, the Teller County coroner said.
Dr. Earl Byrne said an examination of the remains point to a different person — although he declined to say who.
“All we can say is what it’s not, and it’s not Becky Elshani,” Byrne said, referring to a missing woman who may have been murdered by her boyfriend before he took his own life nearly three years ago.
The Elshani family said Tuesday they had hoped their long wait for answers was finally at a close.
Bekim Elshani, the missing woman’s brother, told The Gazette that an investigator contacted the family to ask if Becky Elshani had a tattoo after a partial human skeleton was discovered Sunday off Shelf Road south of Cripple Creek.
Despite the family's contact with an investigator, Byrne said the bones are not those of a woman in her 20s and that he didn’t want the Elshanis to suffer “undue stress.”
The coroner’s office is seeking dental records in an effort to positively identify the body. Results could be available by early next week, authorities said.
If the body is the person authorities have in mind, then it will bring fresh answers to a missing person’s investigation unrelated to Elshani, Byrne said. He wouldn’t elaborate, saying the investigation was ongoing.
The Teller County Sheriff’s Office and 4th Judicial District Attorney have not released information about the remains.
Becky Elshani’s brother said the family had high hopes the discovery would end their 2½-year ordeal.
Bekim said that investigators told his sister Xhemile Elshani on Monday that the skeleton found near the Fremont County line in Teller County had been “sawed into pieces.” Byrne declined to confirm that.
Friends and family have been searching for Becky Elshani in the Cripple Creek area since spring 2008.
Blood was found in the Toyota 4Runner owned by her boyfriend, Daniel Dereere Jr., in April 2008, leading police to tell the family they suspected foul play, Elshani’s mother, Doris, told the Gazette.
Dereere fatally shot himself in the apartment he shared with Becky in the 6000 block of Twin Oaks Drive. His body was found March 31, 2008, by police officers investigating Becky’s disappearancehttp://www.gazette.com/articles/remains-107725-county-sheriffs.html
I feel bad for these people waiting yrs later and actually getting hopes up when remains are found,just to know what happened finally
November 9th, 2010, 10:41 PM
I'm usually pretty good with remembering missing persons. This one has me stumped. Time to look around the net.
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