Arrest made in murder of Paige Birgfeld

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A longtime suspect in the 2007 disappearance and murder of Grand Junction mother Paige Birgfeld was arrested this morning in connection with her death.

Lester Ralph Jones, 68, of Grand Junction, was arrested this morning by Mesa County Sheriff’s investigators on a warrant for first-degree murder, second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and second-degree arson, the sheriff’s office this morning.

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