Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

April 26, 2023 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Charges Man with the Murder of Johnathan Douglas

DENVER—Prosecutors with the Denver DA’s Office today announced that a criminal case was filed in Denver District Court against 33-year-old Stig Strong. Strong is charged with the murder of 34-year-old Johnathan Douglas.

Just before 7:00 a.m. on April 18, 2023, Denver police officers responded to a 911 call and found Douglas on the ground covered with a tarp near 12th and Mariposa. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner responded to the crime scene and concluded that Douglas died from blunt force injuries. His death was ruled a homicide. After presenting the results of their investigation to the Denver District Attorney’s Office, prosecutors opened a case (23CR2246) in Denver District Court charging Strong with one count of first degree murder (F1), one count of second degree murder (F2), one count of aggravated robbery (F3), one count of second degree assault (F3), one count of second degree burglary (F3) and with two sentence enhancing counts of habitual
Strong is next scheduled to be in court for Advisement on April 28, 2023, in courtroom 2300.

About the Denver DA’s Office:
Our mission is to professionally and competently prosecute crimes and investigate criminal activity on behalf of the people of the State of Colorado and to seek equal justice for all in the criminal justice system. Our mission includes the prevention and deterrence of crimes, support of the well-being of victims, participation in the community, transparency, accountability, and improvement of the criminal justice system to provide fair alternatives to incarceration in appropriate cases.
The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6.