Support overwhelms family after Ashley Fallis death investigation reopened
DENVER — There has been an outpouring of support Wednesday for a family fighting for justice. This is after a FOX31 Denver investigation is now leading to a brand new police probe into the death of a young mother.
The case had been ruled a suicide, but her family says it was murder.
FOX31 Denver’s Justin Joseph broke the story Tuesday, and now the woman’s family is asking for help.
They want to keep the pressure on law enforcement since they believe Ashley Fallis was murdered by her husband, Tom.
Ashley’s family has called a news conference Thursday at 2 p.m. with their attorney, Dan Recht, to say more about the case and to let the public know they appreciate the support. You can watch live streaming coverage of the news conference on KDVR.com.
“We have been on an emotional rollercoaster,” says Ashley’s mother, Jenna Fox about the 24 hours since the Evans police chief announced the investigation was being reopened.
The family has waited a long time for justice for Ashley. She died early on New Year’s Day 2011.
“That’s the hard part of this because even though this is something we have been hoping for and praying for for a long time, it doesn’t bring her back,” says Joel Raguindin, Ashley’s father.
Her parents say their phone hasn’t stopped ringing after FOX31′s report Tuesday uncovering new evidence in the investigation into their daughter’s death.
Evans Police Chief Rick Brandt announced the investigation was reopened after FOX31 Denver presented the new evidence last Friday.
The case will get a fresh look from a new police agency who will interview witnesses like Nick Glover. “It’s pretty hard to forget hearing someone confess to their murder and then getting away with it,” Glover says.
The investigation will also focus on Evans Police Detective Michael Yates who witnesses like Glover say omitted and changed key statements that implicated Ashley’s husband and former Weld County law enforcement officer Tom Fallis in her death.
Supporters are filling Ashley’s memorial Facebook page. “I hope justice is served for Ashley, it is the least she deserves,” Amy Hansen wrote.
“The amount of response is overwhelming and it brings tears to our eyes,” Ashley’s father says. And the family also says they’re thankful for it.