A Denver man was charged with the murder of his wife.
23-year-old Jonathan Nuno-Mijangos appeared in court on Friday morning and, according to prosecutors, has been informed of the charges against him for the death of 24-year-old Jasmin Cigarroa.
Nuno-Mijangos has also been charged with first degree assault for manipulating a deceased human body and abusing a corpse, all crimes, prosecutors said in a press release.
Cigarroa was reported missing by Nuno-Mijangos on March 10, and a missing person warning was issued the next day. Investigators found her body on March 12 in a rural area of Adams County.
When Nuno-Mijangos reported his wife missing to the police, he told a responding officer that the last time he saw her was on March 9 at around 9 a.m. at her apartment on the 7500 block on East 28th Avenue when he went to work went to an affidavit.
A neighbor reported hearing a loud bang from the couple’s apartment around 11 a.m. on March 9, according to the arrest warrant. Cigarroa had worked from home. She logged into her work computer at 5:30 am on March 9 and never logged out. Nuno-Mijangos told an investigator that he was late for work that day because he was having problems with the car.
Investigators used cell phone records to track and map Nuno-Mijangos’ movements that day, including the area where the body was found, in a ravine near East 26th Avenue and Powhaton Road, for example 6 feet from the street. Nuno-Mijangos told investigators that he did not leave his home that day after returning from work. When faced with the discrepancy, he remembered driving to the area around midnight and returning home, the warrant said.
The victim’s body was found wrapped in black plastic bags and tied with tape. Grass and dirt were laid on it, the warrant said.
Nuno-Mijangos has a “history” of domestic violence, according to the arrest warrant, and was charged with second degree assault in one 2019 case.