Photo: Guardsmen Christine Cornejo Killed
The manhunt for murder suspect Brian Hedglin ended when he crashed an empty SkyWest passenger plane in Utah and proceeded to shoot himself in the cockpit.
The 40-year-old SkyWest pilot and Colorado National Guardsmen was miles away from the murder scene of his girlfriend, Christine Cornejo in Colorado Springs. He was wanted in connection with the homicide of the mother of four.
The 40-year-old who is a pilot for SkyWest and is a member of Colorado’s National Guard was wanted in the homicide death of 39-year-old Cornejo. The couple dated for four-years however, recently Hedglin was in jail for harassing Cornjeo and was out on bail. Cornejo’s body was found last Friday in her home.
The couple according to The Gazette, met when both were in the Colorado National Guard.
The St. George Municipal airport was closed as authorities investigate the crime scene and try to figure out how Hedglin was able to access the CRJ200 passenger jet. It is believed he threw a rug over the razor wire top to scale one of the security fences but it is not known yet how he gained access inside the plane.