REVEALED: Colorado mother suspected of killing two of her children was days away from LOSING them to her ex after a years-long custody battle

By Ishita Srivastava for Dailymail.Com

06:57 30 December 2023, updated 07:15 30 December 2023

  • Kimberly Singler, 35, of Colorado Springs, was embroiled in a nearly four-year child custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Wentz
  • She is currently on the run and wanted for suspected murder, attempted murder, and child abuse
  • Singler was last seen lying with her still-living daughter, 11, lying next to the bodies of her other daughter, nine, and her son, seven
  • It is not known where the 11-year-old currently lives



The Colorado mother who allegedly killed two of her children and is now on the run was embroiled in a lengthy custody battle with her ex-husband and was just days away from losing the children, court documents reveal.

Kimberly Singler, 35, of Colorado Springs, Colo., is wanted on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and child abuse.

Police, responding to a 911 report of a burglary at an apartment complex in the 5300 block of Palomino Ranch Point, in the city’s northeast section, around 12:30 a.m. Dec. 19, found Singler and her still-living daughter, 11, lying next to the bodies to her other daughter aged nine and her son aged seven.

Singler and her 11-year-old daughter, both injured, were treated at the scene by emergency crews before being taken to local hospitals for further treatment.

But police said an investigation determined the 911 call was false.

Court documents have now revealed that Singler has been involved in a nearly four-year legal battle over custody of her children with ex-husband Kevin Wentz.

Kimberly Singler, 35, of Colorado Springs, Colorado (pictured) is wanted on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and child abuse

In September 2018, authorities were called when Wentz allegedly pulled a knife on the accused killer and called her abusive names when she came to pick up her children

The couple filed for divorce in 2018, which was granted in 2020.

A Larimer County judge approved a custody plan for Wentz to visit his children on specific dates and times and granted full custody to Singler.

But in September 2018, authorities were called when Wentz allegedly pulled a knife on the accused killer and called her abusive names when she came to pick up her children.

Colorado Springs police arrived at the scene and spoke with Wentz, who denied all charges.

Court documents say CSPD did not find probable cause to arrest Wentz and left.

Things got worse when Singler failed to drop off the children at the CSPD Stetson Hills substation and never showed up on December 16, 2023.

The next day, Wentz’s attorney asked a Larimer County judge to grant him custody of his children because the mother violated their custody agreement, which was granted.

When Colorado Springs police called Singler to take care of the children, she informed him that she was “not near the police station.”

She later emailed that she was in Colorado with the three children.

Wentz was then granted full custody of the children until the new agreement can be reviewed at their next hearing on January 18, 2024.

But by December 19, two of the three children were dead.

Colorado Springs police arrived at the scene and spoke with Wentz, who denied all charges
A spokesman for the Colorado Springs Police Department said at this time the 11-year-old girl was recovering from her injuries and was being cared for. It is not known where or by whom she is cared for

The Singler family said today: “Following the statement made by the Wentz family’s attorney, we have decided to release a similar statement.

“We are fully cooperating with the police in their efforts to locate Kimberly and are asking the public to help find her. We are deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy and ask for privacy and prayers as we weather this storm.”

“Our focus is on God and His glory and our surviving niece. We hope everyone remembers the innocence involved and our only goal is to protect it. Please pray for all involved for healing and peace as we search for answers and give us our privacy. Thank you.’

A spokesman for the Colorado Springs Police Department said at this time the 11-year-old girl was recovering from her injuries and was being cared for. It is not known where or by whom she is cared for.

Singler is currently wanted on four counts of first degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder, three counts of child abuse and one count of assault

Singler is currently wanted on four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of child abuse and one count of assault.

A Colorado court set bail at $10 million.

Authorities told the New York Times they have “reason to believe” that Singler, last seen on Christmas Eve, is no longer in the state.

They have cordoned off the apartment she lived in and are still investigating her disappearance, although the FBI has joined the hunt.

It is not yet known if she ran away alone or with another person, nor if there were other parents who helped raise Singler’s children.

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