24 Denver homicides in 2011 through June: See where they happened (GOOGLE MAPS)

The Denver coroner's office has issued its report about homicides through June 2011. The 24 to date is way over 50 percent of last year's 39 -- but even if it wasn't, loved ones of victims such as Gerald Schwartzman would still be grieving. Look below and page down to see synopses of each incident's coroner report, and click on the name to see Westword's original coverage. Also see interactive graphics showing Google Maps of the area near the scenes.


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24. Annette Taylor Time and date of death: 3:12 a.m. June 25 Female, black, 49 Cause of death: Stab wound of chest Location: 1955 Arapahoe St, #704, Denver


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23. Martin Wieland Time and date of death: 9:40 p.m. June 15 Male, white, 54 Cause of death: Complications of blunt force injuries to the head Location: 813 16th St., Denver  


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22. Sanai Pitts. Time and date of death: 8:40 a.m. June 11 Male, white, under age 1 Cause of death: Complications of thermal injury and blunt injuries due to non-accidental trauma Location: 2692 So. Federal Blvd., Denver


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21. James Sanchez. Time and date of death: 3:56 a.m. June 5 Male, Hispanic, 24 Cause of death: Gunshot wound of chest Location: 375 S. Yates St., Denver  


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20. Richard McDaniel. Time and date of death: 8:10 p.m. May 29 Male, black, 40 Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds Location: 30th Ave. & Lafayette St., Denver


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19. Laura Emery. Time and date of death: 2:34 a.m. May 26 Female, Hispanic, 46 Cause of death: Multiple stab wounds Location: 2420 Wesley Ave., Denver  


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18. Gary Chavez. Time and date of death: 11:23 p.m. May 21 Male, Hispanic, 51 Cause of death: Penetrating gunshot wound of the abdomen Location: 5545 N. Xanadu Way, Denver

17. Denise Fransua. Time and date of death: 5:42 p.m. May 17 Female, Hispanic, 44 Cause of death: Gunshot wound of chest Location: 3847 Bryant St., Denver  


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16. Briana Ramon. Time and date of death: 2:39 a.m. May 8 Female, Hispanic, 17 Cause of death: Gunshot wound of head Location: 2140 W. Gill Place, Denver


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15. Denetta Sillemon-Mills. Time and date of death: 4:34 p.m. May 4 Female, black, 49 Cause of death: Multiple sharp force injuries Location: 1900 E 35th Ave, Denver, Denver  


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14. Kenneth Matthews Time and date of death: 3:15 a.m. May 2 Male, black, 43 Cause of death: Stab wounds to chest Location: 2100 Block of Lawrence St., Denver

13. Heather Pierce Time and date of death: 3:05 p.m. Female, white, 33 Cause of death: Blunt force trauma to head Location: Unknown  


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12. Equihua Lopez Time and date of death: 10:03 p.m. April 15 Male, Hispanic, 30 Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds Location: 136 S. Julian St., Denver


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11. Gerald Schwartzman Time and date of death: 5:36 p.m. April 13 Male, white, 73 Cause of death: Gunshot wound to head Location: 1200 Blk of Hudson St. & Grape St., Denver  


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10. Karen Escobar Time and date of death: 7:53 a.m. Female, Hispanic, 28 Cause of death: Multiple stab wounds Location: 4900 Block of East Warren St., Denver


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9. Cherise Houston Time and date of death: 11:30 p.m. March 23, 2011 Female, black, 24 Cause of death: Gunshot wound of head Location: 900 South Quince Street, Denver

8. Amara Sayon Time and date of death: 11:31 p.m. March 23, 2011 Male, mixed, 22 Cause of death: Gunshot wound to chest Location: 900 South Quince Street #D523, Denver  


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7. Jacob Lauver Time and date of death: 4:18 a.m. March 12, 2011 Male, white, 21 Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds to head and chest Location: 2850 West Vassar Street, Denver


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6. Ramiro Sanchez Time and date of death: 12:53 p.m. February 18 Male, Hispanic, 56 Cause of death: Blunt force trauma to the head Location: 122 Stuart St., Denver

5. Ronald Ford Time and date of death: 2 p.m. February 11, 2011 Male, white, 63 Cause of death: Blunt force trauma to the head Location: 122 Stuart Street, Denver  


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4. George Valenzuela-Lopez Time and date of death: 2:56 a.m. February 9, 2011 Male, Hispanic, 34 Cause of death: Complications of multiple gunshot wounds Location: 214 South Federal Boulevard, Denver


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3. Susan Wiggs Time and date of death: 8:21 p.m. January 25, 2011 Female, white, 58 Cause of death: Gunshot wound of the head Location: 936 Sheridan Boulevard, Denver  


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2. Marvin Smith Time and date of death: 5:47 p.m. January 22, 2011 Male, black, 33 Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the abdomen Location: 605 West 26th Street #206, Denver


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1. Quentin Smith Time and date of death: 1:16 a.m. January 22, 2011 Male, black, 21 Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds Location: 36th Avenue and Pontiac Street, Denver

More from our Mile High Murder archive: "Mile High Murder: A grisly list of 23 Denver homicides through July 4 (2009)."


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