Kimberlee Singler, a 35-year-old woman suspected of killing her nine-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son in Colorado, USA, has been arrested in the United Kingdom. The arrest was made by officers from the National Crime Agency’s national extradition unit in the Kensington area of London. Singler is now set to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court to face extradition proceedings.
The tragic incident occurred on December 19, 2023, when police responded to a 911 call reporting a burglary at Singler’s home. Upon arrival, officers discovered the lifeless bodies of the two children. Originally treated as a burglary victim, Singler cooperated with the police initially but disappeared during the investigation. Authorities obtained an arrest warrant on charges of murder, attempted murder, child abuse, and assault.
Reports indicate that the children’s deaths happened amidst a legal dispute between Singler and her ex-husband, Kevin Wentz. The couple was reportedly engaged in a legal battle over parenting time and other issues, with Singler facing the possibility of losing custody of her children. The names of the deceased children were released by Wentz on Sunday, identified as Elianna “Elie” Wentz and Aden.
The Colorado Springs Police Department stated that they are working closely with multiple law enforcement agencies to pursue the ongoing investigation. Further details about the circumstances of Singler’s overseas arrest and the impending extradition proceedings are yet to be disclosed.
This tragic incident highlights the intersection of domestic disputes and the far-reaching implications of such cases that transcend international borders. The collaboration between US and UK law enforcement underscores the global efforts to ensure justice in cases with cross-border implications.