Rye couple remembered as caring, happy-to-help
Caring. Quick to help others. Hardworking. A bubbly laugh.
That’s how friends and family describe and remember Reggie and Kim Tuttle and their daughter, Dawn Roderick — the Rye family members who were shot to death Nov. 27 in the Tuttle home in Rye.
A national manhunt is underway for Harry Mapps, 59, who reportedly was living with the Tuttles at the time they were shot to death and their house on Colorado 165 was set on fire. What appeared to be a suspicious house fire quickly turned into a homicide investigation when the bodies were found by Pueblo County sheriff investigators.
“I loved (Kim) the first time I met her,” said Winnie Owens, a longtime friend and Rye neighbor said this week. “She just had this bubbly laugh and was such a terrific person. Kim and Reggie would help anyone who needed it. The hearts of everyone in this (Greenhorn) valley go out to that family.”