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Recent divorcee served on hospital auxiliary, frequented singles bars

There were many theories about what had become of the woman who served as vice president of a hospital auxillary and frequented bars like “Thrills Bar & Grill.” Aurora Police Department Linda...

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Mother of 6-year-old boy abducted, stuffed in trunk

Families of Victims of Homicide and Missing Persons Darcie Anderson, 24 Darrell Criddelbaugh, then a delivery man for General Welding Repair Service at 1965 S. Bannock St., recalled noticing the...

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Double homicide in 2006 haunts Aurora cop

Here’s a storyby Denver Post staff writer Felisa Cardona that appears in the newspaper today on the sixth anniversary of the Aurora murders. It reflects how important solving homicides is to the...

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Girl’s remains may be hidden in Idaho Springs gold mine shaft

Colorado Bureau of Investigation Beth Miller, 14 Elizabeth Ann Miller had just turned 14 the day she went jogging in the thin mountain air of Idaho Springs that day,  Aug. 16, 1983. She was never seen...

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Twelve-year-old Greeley girl vanishes while walking to birthday party

Twelve-year-old Kayleah Wilson set out from her family’s apartment in the 2800 block of 28th Street in Greeley on the afternoon of March 28, 2010 to walk to a friend’s birthday party. Courtesy of...

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Colorado Springs race car driver shot at bus stop

Colorado Springs Police Department William Dieckmann, 32 William Dieckmann loved to drive fast. Sometimes too fast. He liked all cars but Chevies in particular. He was a big NASCAR fan. William Lee...

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Colorado Springs widow murdered, car stolen

When her husband Chris died of Cancer months earlier, Yong Glenn dealt with the loss with hard work. Colorado Springs Police Department Yong Glenn, 56 She essentially ran two businesses in one: Yong’s...

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Former Grand Junction cop still haunted by bizarre rash of homicides in 1975

Colorado Bureau of Investigation Deborah Kathleen Tomlinson, 19 Former Grand Junction police officer Doug Rushing can’t forget 1975. His small hometown, known for lush wine vineyards and framed by red...

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Bail bondswoman may have been killed by out-of-state hit man

Patricia O’Neil wasn’t your typical bail bondswoman. courtesy of family Patricia "Patty" O'Neil, 42 Whenever “Patty” entered Linda Shimmin’s restaurant “Copperfield” in Downtown Denver she sparkled –...

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Accident or homicide? Case divided investigators and prosecutor

Names: Nancy Mason, 47Location: Stream near St. Elmo in Chaffee CountyAgency: Chaffee County Sheriff’s OfficeDate died: May 30, 2004Cause of death: SuspiciousSuspect: Dan Mason Though they work side by...

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Rye senior possibly kidnapped from gas station three days before graduation

It was Sunday morning May 30, 1976 when Andy “Joe” Lepley got up very early, a day after he had gone camping with his family. Denver Post archives Andy Lepley, 18 Joe, who had two older brothers and a...

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Glendale nightclub shooting leaves army reservist dead

The last day of his life, Sean France drove some close friends to a Glendale nightclub to meet another friend. But shortly after he drove into the parking lot of Al’s Palace on the 4400 block of...

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Boulder cocktail waitress found dead days after marriage separation

On any given Thursday night Angela McKennett Johnson would stand before a crowd in a Boulder bar and belt out Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battle Field.” Courtesy Denver Police Department Angela M....

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Part 1 of 3: Boulder detectives still seek answers in JonBenét Ramsey case

3-part series to be published until June 30 On his death bed in August of 2010, famed Colorado Springs Det. Lou Smit could have spoken about the 200 murder cases he’d solved during a storied career...

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Part 2 of 3: Boulder detective Smit questioned JonBenet Ramsey past...

AP John and Patsy Ramsey in 2000 Continued series to be published until June 30 After Lou Smit had been working the case for some time he met with prosecutors and fellow investigators and confronted...

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Part 3 of 3: Archived timeline of the JonBenét Ramsey case

Part 3 of three-part series Chronology based on scores of articles in The Denver Post beginning on Dec. 27, 1997, the day after JonBenet Ramsey’s death in her Boulder home. 1977 – Patsy Ramsey named...

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World War II hero gunned down in Glendale

Glenn Greening was an American hero. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1939 and was soon flying combat missions during World War II. In all he flew 86 combat missions in the South Pacific. Glendale...

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Englewood boy weighted down with cinder blocks, tossed in Platte River

Denver Police Department Melvin Poole Jr., 14 Melvin LeRoy Pooley Jr. walked to his dad’s pickup truck, sat inside and waited for him to finish drinking beer in a bar with his pals on a Friday night....

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Lakewood trio killed in possible love triangle among Vietnamese immigrants

Thuy Bich Nguyen had run away from home to be with Lanh Van Le before she graduated from a Lakewood high school, a decision that upset her family. Lakewood Police Department Thuy Nguyen, 21 Thuy had...

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Young woman under 2 1/2 feet of water had braces

Children playing near a drainage ditch behind a Pepsi-Cola Company building on 38th Avenue and Arkins Court in Denver came across a shocking scene that morning. It was Dec. 14, 1980. The kids found the...

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