Murdered woman found on Lookout Mountain identified by Jeffco Sheriff

mercado22JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The woman whose body was found at the windy Saddle Trailhead on Lookout Mountain last week has been identified as Sandra Mercado, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday.

Mercado, 38, was found stabbed Thursday morning by a hiker. Investigators spent nearly 24 hours processing the scene before reopening it to the public. They determined the case to be a homicide.

Mercado also is known as Sandra Walker (birth name) and Sandra Meza (previous married name). Investigators say she lived and worked in Aurora.

Anyone with information about Mercado or the case is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 303-271-5612 or Crimestoppers at 720-913-7867.