Christmas Day stabbing investigation completed

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation of the Dec. 25 stabbing death of Robby Schindeldecker.

The investigation determined that Schindeldecker, 43, attacked one or more people at a house on County Road 125 about eight miles southwest of Durango, a Sheriff’s Office news release said.

Witness interviews indicated Schindeldecker was stabbed during an altercation with other residents early Christmas morning, the release said.

When deputies arrived in response to a 911 call, they found Schindeldecker dead, the Sheriff’s Office said.

An autopsy concluded Schindeldecker was stabbed once in the chest and once in the upper leg. One or both of the wounds were fatal, the news release said.

The Sheriff’s Office is in the process of turning over the results of its investigation to the 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for its review, the release said.