Pitkin County prosecutor targeted in alleged murder plot
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN, Colorado ” The former wife of Pitkin County prosecutor Richard Nedlin was in jail Monday amid an allegation that she tried to have Nedlin killed.
Elinor Dvir, 36, of Denver, will likely be charged with solicitation to commit murder. She was being held on $100,000 bond at the Jefferson County Detention Facility.
Dvir was arrested Sunday by investigators from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office a day after she allegedly offered $2,000 to an undercover police officer to kill her ex-husband.
She allegedly told the undercover officer it “didn’t matter if it happens today, tomorrow, next week or next month,” according to the arrest affidavit.
Dvir also said she wanted the murder to look like an accident: “If the body disappeared that’s fine, but I’d prefer it to look like an accident, like stuff his body with cocaine, like an overdose. It’s got to be done in a very smart way.”
She added: “I don’t want it to backfire on me.” The conversation between Dvir and the undercover officer was recorded, the arrest affidavit says.
A police informant unveiled the alleged murder scheme.
The informant told authorities he met with Dvir at a bar in Lakewood in late February, where she was “pestering” him about “taking out” Nedlin. The duo met through a dating service.
The informant allegedly had numerous conversations with Dvir over a two-week period about murder plots, with the last one coming March 6.
That is when the informant apparently told Dvir that he wanted her to meet his partner, who would be responsible for doing the “job.” The partner was the undercover officer, the affidavit states.
A meeting was subsequently arranged between the undercover officer and Dvir at her home on South Grant Street in Denver on Saturday.
She is to next appear in Jefferson County Court on Thursday, at which time prosecutors are likely to file charges.
Nedlin declined to comment.