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Young woman found in Boulder Canyon with 13 stab wounds

The fishermen were looking for a good spot to fish in a stream running down a ravine in Boulder Canyon on July 1, 1982 when they came across a horrific scene. They discovered the decaying body of a...

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Father’s Day Massacre at Denver United Bank

Former Denver Police detective Lt. Jon Priest displays three binders he kept in his office that comprised a synopsis of 75,000 documents stored in police archives that were collected during...

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Masked robber shoots Glenwood Springs artist on Father’s Day in Wal-Mart

Glenwood Springs police trudged into the steep, rough hills searching late on June 16, 2002 — Father’s Day. Tom Lubchenko, 56 Officers wearing night-vision gear looked for signs of the gunman. K-9s...

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Thornton boys killed during string of 40 arson fires in 1980s

The first two of dozens of arson fires in Thornton destroyed vacant mobile homes in the Valley View Estates in May of 1979. In November of 1979, a suspected serial arsonist set fire to the Valley View...

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Colorado Springs woman gunned down on Christmas Eve 2008

Margaret “Mae” Sweet, 38 Margaret “Mae” Sweet had a secret life and an alias. The Colorado Springs woman, who was 38, occasionally went by the alias Shelby Jamison when she was meeting people online....

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Man murdered after flashing bundle of cash in Aurora bar

Albert Trevino’s pockets were loaded with cash that Spring of 1972, when Richard Nixon was making an historic trip to China. Albert Trevino, 24 Trevino, a construction worker, had just received a large...

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Rookie Denver policewoman murdered after graveyard shift

Kathleen Garcia had just finished working a graveyard shift from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., plus an additional hour of overtime. Kathleen Garcia, 24 She and partner William Stoops patrolled an area bracketed by...

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Denver woman attacked while bathing; child was in crib

Stanley Anita Moore, 22 Forty years ago The Denver Post had a feature similar to Denver Crime Stoppers. The newspaper offered rewards for information leading to arrests of murder suspects, rapists and...

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Colorado Springs woman strangled with shoestring, dumped near NORAD

The IvyWild Inn in southwest Colorado Springs was the last place Jo Anne Harris was seen alive other then by her killer. Harris, who was 39, lived at 427 N. 30th St. She was estranged from her fourth...

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Killer preyed on elderly women living in Colorado Springs complex

In the fall of 1995 one brutal killer terrorized an apartment complex for elderly people in Colorado Springs, police believe. Marjorie Mock, 96 The first victim was Rosa DeSalvo, an 86-year-old woman....

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Deaf and mute Aurora man beaten to death in his home

Jonny Braning, 48 Jonny Braning did a hilarious impression of Elvis. Though he was deaf and mute, the 48-year-old man had lived a full life. The simple pleasures Jonny lived for — seeing his...

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Colorado Springs woman vanishes on day she was to meet ex-husband

Gloria Berreth had divorced her husband Michael Ervin Berreth in 1993, but conflicts between the former couple only got worse over the next year as she filed two restraining orders against him....

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Young Denver ballerina vanishes during bike ride

Jennifer “Jenny” Douglas was a small girl for a 17-year-old. But the ballerina’s size was likely due to her fitness. She was known to work out hours on end in the summer. Jennifer Douglas, 17(Courtesy...

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Wealthy Greenwood Village man’s death called suicide, then homicide

The allegation of a cover up would force a police chief of Greenwood Village to resign and still haunts the case of homicide victim Lawrence Ocrant. Lawrence Ocrant, 52 Residents of this upscale Denver...

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Englewood high school student tortured

Constance “Connie” Marie Paris was — like many girls — hypnotized by the Beatles, so when John, Paul, George and Ringo played at Red Rocks on Aug. 23, 1964, she was in the amphitheater gasping for air...

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Aurora woman’s last known conversation was with convicted killer

Laurie Renee Lucas, 24 One thing I’ve noticed way too frequently since I began writing this blog six years ago this month: killers are often the stereotypical wolf in sheep’s clothing. In 1990,...

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Vietnam veteran gunned down at Denver VFW

The robbery reflected the times. John Robert Bruns, 40 The unknown robber targeted a gathering place in Denver for men who had risked their lives for their country. The day was Thursday, Feb. 17, 1972,...

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Girl repeatedly stabbed in Buena Vista

The last time anyone recalled seeing Audrey Elizabeth Hurtado was in Buena Vista on the evening of Thursday, July 27, 1977. Audrey Elizabeth Hurtado, 17 Witnesses said she was walking with a young man...

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Mississippi man shot while sleeping in car in Colorado Springs in 2004

Dequincy Janeah King was only 19 when he went to Pansan’s Sports Bar at 3:15 E. Arvada St. in Colorado Springs on Jan. 23, 2004. Dequincy Janeah King, 19 The bar remained opened after 2 a.m. because it...

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Colorado Cold Case: prosecutors prove murder without victim’s body

Usually the passage of time weakens cold homicide cases. Key witnesses die or move away, evidence is misplaced and memories fade. Kimberly Greene-Medina, 19 But in one significant way it was easier to...

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