BAILEY, Colo. — A fourth person may have been involved in the December 2017 killing of 17-year-old Maggie Long inside her Bailey home, according to a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
A silhouette of that person was added to the Maggie Long Task Force website, which was created in January of this year to help generate new leads in the case.
"It could be a male or a female, but we believe there is possibly a fourth person that is either involved int he burglary on Dec. 1, 2017, or that might be a key witness that we would like to talk to," said FBI spokeswoman Amy Meyer.
Nearly 2 years after Maggie Long's murder, family decides to sell home in Park County
The Colorado teen was last seen alive on Dec. 1, 2017. Investigators found her body inside her burned home, and nearly two years later, no one has been arrested. Law enforcement has offered few details as to why this this well-liked high school student was killed days before her 18th birthday.
PARK COUNTY, Colo. -- The parents of a Park County teenager who was killed during a burglary and arson at her family's home in 2017, have decided to sell the property.
Realtor Benjamin Cheang told Denver7 that what happened to Maggie was so traumatic that her parents couldn't bring themselves to step foot in the house again, nor could they decide what to do with it, until now.
The broker/owner at All Pro Realty, sold the home to the Longs in 2001.
Although it's been cleaned up, smoke and fire damage is still visible inside.
BAILEY, Colo. — It's been three years since 17-year-old Maggie Long was killed inside her Bailey home, and the family has now increased the reward to $75,000 in hopes of generating new leads.
A task force continues to actively investigate the case. Last month, two detectives followed a lead to Oklahoma where a man from the Bailey area had been arrested. Unfortunately, there was no connection to the Maggie Long case, according to Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw.
Investigators said they believe at least three men, and possibly a fourth suspect, were involved in a break-in. They stole jade figurines, a green safe, a 9 mm pistol, an AK-47-style rifle and 2,000 rounds of ammunition, investigators said.
Sheriff confirms unsolved murder of Maggie Long now a hate crime
PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – CBS4 has learned the FBI is taking a different approach to the unsolved 2017 murder of Maggie Long in Park County. In a statement to CBS4, the agency wrote, “The FBI is investigating the murder of Maggie Long as a Hate Crime Matter. A Hate Crime is a criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by the individual’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnicity/national origin, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity.”
While the FBI declined to elaborate on its reasoning for now viewing the case as a potential hate crime, the agency reiterated its interest in hearing from anyone who may know something about what happened.
FBI investigating 2017 Maggie Long murder case out of Bailey as hate crime
PARK COUNTY, Colo. — The 2017 murder of a 17-year-old killed in her Bailey home has been re-classified as a hate crime, which Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw said will allow more resources to be put on the case.
McGraw said he was not aware of specific evidence leading to the change in the investigation into who killed Maggie Long. There is a $75,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
Witnesses can submit tips by calling 303-239-4243. No arrests have been made and no suspects have been named.
They can also remain anonymous by contacting the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or online.
FBI investigating Maggie Long’s death as a hate crime by: Dara Bitler, FOX31 | Posted: May 18, 2021
PARK COUNTY, Colo. — The 2017 death of 17-year-old Maggie Long in Bailey has been classified as a hate crime by the FBI, the Park County Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday morning.
Authorities did not expand on what led them to this new classification.
In a statement Tuesday, Long's family said: "Our family appreciates the outreach, kind words, and continued fight to find justice for Maggie. The reclassification of this case has brought light to a new angle that may bring answers. We are driven to find those responsible for such a heinous crime done to our innocent sister and daughter."
The reward for the case remains $75,000.
FBI investigates Asian American teen’s death in Colorado as hate crime
BAILEY, Colo. (KDVR) — The Federal Bureau of Investigations announced Tuesday it is investigating the death of Maggie Long as a hate crime.
In December of 2017, 17-year-old Long was found dead in her home days after it was set on fire. The fire was declared an arson and Long’s death was ruled a homicide.
It has been more than three years since Long’s body was found and many questions have been left unanswered.
Every December for the past four years, Maggie Long’s family and friends have gathered on her birthday to remember her ambitious spirit, her positive attitude and her contagious laugh.
“When we’re with her friends, and we’re all together, we feel Maggie’s vibe, and it’s like we’re with Maggie,” Maggie’s sister Connie told Dateline. “We want to make sure she’s never forgotten.”
“Every day is hard,” Connie said. “But this time of year is especially tough.”
The FBI along with the family are offering a reward that was recently increased to $75,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Anyone with information about Maggie’s case is asked to call the Maggie Long Task Force at (303) 239-4243, FBI Denver at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit tips online at fbi.gov/tips.
As they all wonder whether her case will ever be solved, Maggie’s loved ones continue to hold onto memories of her. A few of them got elephant tattoos, since Maggie loved to collect little elephant trinkets. Her sisters continue to hold onto knick knacks that people left for her at her grave, and things recovered from her car that are now in the family home.