Woman Arrested for Daughter’s 2017 Death

Following a year-long investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, an 18th Judicial District grand jury returned a 13-count indictment against Kelly Renee Turner (a/k/a Kelly Renee Gant), date of birth 06/24/1978, for charges related to the August 2017 death of her then 7-year-old daughter, Olivia Gant. Olivia’s death was the subject of Denver area news media attention at the time. Detectives arrested Turner at a Glendale hotel Friday morning.

Turner was booked into the Douglas County Detention Facility and is being held without bond on the following charges:
C.R.S 18-3-102 (1)(f) Murder In the First Degree
C.R.S. 18-3-102 (1)(a) Murder In the First Degree
C.R.S. 18-6-401 (1) Child Abuse
C.R.S. 18-4-401 Theft (three counts)
C.R.S. 6-6-111 Charitable Fraud (three counts)
C.R.S. 18-8-306 Attempt to Influence a Public Servant (two counts)
C.R.S. 18-5-104 Second Degree Forgery (2 counts)

The following agencies provided valuable assistance in the investigation: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Department of Human Services, Douglas County Department of Human Services, The Kempe Center, 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

“I am extremely proud and impressed with the determination of all agencies involved, especially my detectives. While it has been an extremely emotional case, they have investigated all aspects of it with diligence and professionalism,” stated Sheriff Spurlock.