PO Box 446, Fruita, Colorado 81521


Ketchum Investigations, LLC

Who We Are

PO Box 446, Fruita, Colorado 81521



     Owner and Lead Investigator Catherine "Kate" Malapanes

​    Colorado Private Investigator License PI2-0000368

     A veteran of the United States Air Force, honorably discharged at the rank of Captain, I recently retired

     from the US Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  After 7 years

     with US Immigration and Naturalization Service in Alaska, and another 3 years in Seattle, WA, I moved to

     Grand Junction, Colorado, which has been my home now for over 15 years.

     During my time as an INS and ICE Criminal Investigator, Special Agent, Deportation Officer and Supervisor,

     I was known for my persistence in surveillance, and thorough investigations.  My experience in Immigration

     bonds and arrests allow me to coordinate with ICE offices to surrender bonded aliens smoothly and safely.


     In addition, my experience as a volunteer firefighter, Emergency Trauma Technician, Wilderness First

     Responder, Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteer, SAR K9 handler, and many, many years as an

     instructor, enhance my classes in First Aid, CPR, AED, BBP, Search and Rescue, Man-tracking and many more .

     Call me or complete the contact form, and see what I can do for you.

Member PPIAC

Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado