Jaime Zamora

On September 18, 2001, an unknown male kidnapped and raped a 7-year-old girl who was walking to school with her 8-year-old brother in Greeley, Colorado. The case has been cleared by exception due to the death of Zamora.

Zamora forced the girl into his vehicle, and took her to a secluded area where he sexually assaulted her. She escaped and sought assistance at the nearby Air National Guard station at a nearby airport.

The FGG investigation was conducted by Parabon, which had performed forensic phenotyping of the suspect’s DNA in February of 2020. When this produced no leads, Parabon then performed a genealogical analysis, leading then to identify Jaime Zamora as a potential suspect.

Zamora passed away in 2014 in Wellington, Colorado. The final confirmation was made with tissue samples kept on file after his autopsy. Zamora, then 26-years-old, had been living in Greeley and working at a local sandwich shop at the time of the assault.


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First Name Jaime
Last Name Zamora
Other Names
Victims 1 (Details)
IGG Started 2020-00-00
Case Cleared 2021-02-09
IGG Org Parabon


Case ID Name Age Case Opened Location Investigating Org Most Serious Charge Disposition Court
1461 n/a Jane Doe 7 2001-09-18 Greeley, CO Greeley PD All sexual offenses, including rape, sexual assault, and child molestation Case was cleared by exception due to death of perpetrator n/a

Last updated: February 9, 2024

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Case data and narrative licensed under CC BY 4.0: Dowdeswell, Tracey (2023), “Forensic Genetic Genealogy Project v. 2022”, Mendeley Data, V1, doi: 10.17632/jcycgvhm96.1. All other content, including photos, have been added.