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Boulder County Sheriff’s Office solves 1970 rape and murder case

Betty Lee Jones (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said DNA evidence has identified a man who died in 2019 as the person who likely raped and murdered a 23-year-old...

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“She is someone, she is no longer our Jane Doe”: Douglas County authorities...

A young woman whose body was found in 1993 near a makeshift camp in the forest of Douglas County has finally been identified, the sheriff’s office announced Thursday. Now, the search for the person or...

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Weld County DA to make “major announcement” in 1984 disappearance and death...

Jonelle MatthewsWeld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said he will make a “major announcement” at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 1984 cold-case disappearance and death of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews....

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Colorado “Hammer Killer” suspect won’t face death penalty in 1984 slayings

The man accused of bludgeoning four people to death in Colorado with a hammer in 1984 will not face the death penalty. Alexander Ewing, 60, instead faces life in prison with the possibility of parole...

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“Someone must know something”: Denver police ask for help to solve state...

Denver Police DepartmentTrooper Thomas CarpenterForty-seven years ago on this day, a Colorado State Patrol trooper was shot to death in his patrol car — and the killer was never caught. Denver police...

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Guest Commentary: I’m an innocent man who was on death row. Abolish the death...

I am a lifelong conservative Republican whose faith in the criminal justice system was shattered by my near-death experience with it. I came within nine days of being sent to the gas chamber for a...

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Arrest made in 1982 deaths of two young women near Breckenridge

A Colorado man is in custody in connection to the 1982 deaths of two young women near Breckenridge. Alan Lee Phillips, 70, of Dumont, was arrested for investigation on murder charges in the killings of...

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“Hammer Killer” suspect to stand trial 37 years after slaying of Aurora family

A lifetime ago on a Sunday night, Connie Bennett taught her 7-year-old granddaughter to pick out a melody on a chord organ, an early birthday gift she’d nabbed from a thrift store for the girl, who’d...

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Defense in “Hammer Killer” trial says multiple attackers carried out Aurora...

Family photoPolice say DNA evidence links Alex Ewing to the 1984 murders of three members of Bruce and Debra Bennett and their 7-year-old daughter Melissa, left. Only 3-year-old Vanessa, at right,...

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Jury finds Alex Ewing guilty in 1984 “Hammer Killer” murders of Aurora family

An Arapahoe County jury on Friday found Alex Ewing guilty of murder in the horrific 1984 killings of a 7-year-old girl and her parents in Aurora — an emotional moment of justice nearly 40 years in the...

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