GRIFFIN LOUGHLIN SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MURDER OF IAN TILLACK

MATT KARZEN

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

14th Judicial District

Serving Grand, Moffat and Routt Counties

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 24, 2022

“GRIFFIN LOUGHLIN SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MURDER OF IAN TILLACK”

Moffat County, Colorado – Griffin James Loughlin, 25, was sentenced on June 23, 2022 to thirty-five years in prison for the murder of 26 year old Ian Tillack.  The murder occurred on November 30, 2020, on County Road 161 in Moffat County, just north of the Town of Dinosaur. 

Mr. Loughlin shot Mr. Tillack in the back and in the chest, killing him.  Mr. Loughlin plead guilty to Murder in the Second Degree, a class 2 felony, with a stipulated sentence of thirty-five years.  Mr. Loughlin, who had remained in custody in the Moffat County Jail for 569 days since his arrest, was remanded to the Colorado Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Tjosvold said:  “Although no sentence can fully alleviate the suffering that Ian’s family has endured, this sentence offers a small measure of reckoning for the defendant’s acts on November 30, 2020.  Justice has been done for Ian and the Tillack family.” 

Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume said: “I extend my deepest appreciation and gratitude to our investigators and patrol team, who worked tirelessly to bring this case to a close and provide answers for Ian Tillacks family.  We could not have accomplished this without the assistance of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the US Marshall’s Office, along with law enforcement agencies in Utah and New York. Their assistance and dedication were instrumental in the apprehension and successful resolution of this homicide. Our hearts are with the family of Ian Tillack, while they continue to deal with the loss of their son, brother, and friend."

The investigation was led by Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Chip McIntyre, and the prosecution team was led by Assistant District Attorney Matthew Tjosvold.