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3-year-old sees man who killed mom in Aurora home

Shannon LeFree was only 3 1/2 years old when she saw a man in her home at 12900 East Baranmor Parkway. She would later tell Aurora police that she believes she had seen the man at a softball game...

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Two Denver kids kidnapped, molested and shot in head

The two boys’ bodies were carefully laid side by side off of Tower Road, south of East 58th Avenue. Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post Steven Wicks, left, and Ronald DeFond IIIDenver Post archives Steven...

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Denver street thugs fatally beat opera singer/broadway actress with golf clubs

She had been an opera singer and actress. Harriet Lawyer-Duvallo, 53, had once acted in Broadway productions in New York City including the 1964 play Funny Girl. She played the role of “Mrs. O’Malley.”...

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Westminster housewife disappeared on birthday party errand

UPDATE: Jefferson County Sheriff’s investigator Cheryl Moore is asking that anyone who knows the identity of the following person call her at 303-271-5625. Person of interest in murder of Nora Lois...

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Wealthy Denver developer killed day before move

Steven Wickliff grew up in an impoverished home in Fremont, Nebraska. But he worked his way through college at the University of Kansas, where he also earned a law degree in 1966, according to a...

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Denver wanted man has become media celebrity in Argentina

It was an honor this week when Linda Shapley, Denver Post’s director of newsroom operations, invited me to speak at a seminar with three authors I admire: Dick Kreck, Kevin Vaughan and Mark Obmascik....

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Grand Junction woman disappears on bicycle ride

Denise Oliverson was only a block from her home and two blocks from the Grand Junction Police Department headquarters when she disappeared on April 6, 1975. Denise Oliverson, 24Photo courtesy of...

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Founder of Denver school murdered with sister

Emily Griffith’s legacy goes back to the early 1910s when she founded a school that has come to be symbolic with helping kids and adults rise above poverty. Photo of Emily Griffith, date unknown, copy...

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Aurora woman killed in random shooting spree at motorcycle club

“Hi Mr. Mitchell, Angel Thomas, in upper left corner, daughter Tishauna, in lower right corner. Tribute in left lower corner says: There will alway be a part of you in herCourtesy of Tishauna Thomas...

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Englewood girl beaten to death, dumped partially nude under bridge

The 22-year-old man appeared disoriented. Melissa Lou Chase, 17Photo courtesy of Colorado Bureau of Investigation He was walking back and forth on the 300 block of West Lehow Street in Littleton late...

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18-year-old Lakewood woman stalked before shooting death

That Friday morning, a 13-year-old girl ran to the window of her home. Sandra JoAnn Rushing, 18Courtesy Lakewood Police Department There was an unusual disturbance in the quiet Lakewood neighborhood...

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Denver newly-wed attacked, shot in apartment

It was late at night when there was a noise at the apartment door of Russell S. Clark and his wife, Valerie. Russell S. Clark, 24Courtesy Denver Police Department Because of the hour on Jan. 15, 1983,...

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Denver cabbie murdered in 1993 robbery

The cab careened across a lawn on the 1100 block of Jasmine Street. Martin A. Miley, 38Courtesy Denver Police Department It tore bark off of a tree and flattened a street sign. Neighbors heard a loud...

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Denver mother of four stabbed 40 times, beaten and lit on fire

Grace Victoria “Vickie” Espinoza told a neighbor she was afraid for her life. From right, Bonnie, Vickie, Robin, Kristy and JoyCourtesy of the Espinoza family Vickie also told police she was being...

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Aurora hit-and-run driver hits two boys, killing one

Peter Rudyk had just started working nights as a busboy at The Emerald Isle restaurant in Aurora. Childhood picture of Peter Rudyk, who was killed by hit-and-run driverPhoto courtesy of Families of...

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Arsonist kills Loveland man and 10-month-old adoptive son; wife escapes

Walter Perry Jr. and his wife Gwendolyn “Joyce” Perry had adopted an infant boy 10 months earlier in 1978. [media-credit name="Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald" align="alignleft"...

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Czechoslovakia neurologist who fled communist state gunned down in Denver clinic

Zdenka Kalendovsky had been champion of amateur woman’s tennis in Czechoslovakia. [media-credit name="Courtesy Denver Police Department" align="alignleft" width="155"][/media-credit] Dr. Zdenka...

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Nevada prison escapee found in Denver garage

That February, 18 years ago, Cynthia Anjanette Cullins drove to Las Vegas to spend a week with her family. It was a special occasion. She was turning 24. But it wasn’t the typical joyous time for the...

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Decomposed remains of girl discovered under a Lakewood trailer in 1977

The human remains were found under a trailer in a park at 8150 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood on Aug. 18, 1977 behind the Top Notch Motel. Pamela Jean Bluemel, 15 The body was too decomposed to immediately...

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Denver diamond broker tied up and stabbed

Joyce Olivero returned to her 15th floor apartment in the Brooks Towers in Downtown Denver in the evening of Aug. 11, 1983 to find her husband lying on the kitchen floor. [media-credit name="Courtesy...

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