49 homicides in year three of Mile High Murder: See where they happened

On May 17, 2009, The Latest Word launched Mile High Murder, an archive devoted to the most serious Denver-area crimes. Today, on MHM's third anniversary, we've culled interactive graphics from crime scene locations or videos connected to the 49 cases that wound up in this repository this past year. While some, like the slaying of Kenia Monge, seen here, are well known, many more are obscure -- but they're all tragic. Look below to see where they happened and click the links to get more info.

Number 49: ?


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Read more in "Victim in Montbello quadruple shooting still not identified five days later (49)."

Number 48: Berta Rios Lopez


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Read more in "Pedro Rios Lopez subject of manhunt in brutal stabbing of estranged wife Berta (48)."

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Number 47: Josephine Echols

Read more in "Josephine Echols slaying: Killer Kiarron Parker's PCP-fueled past (47)."

Number 46: Pablo del Rio


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Read more in "Pablo Del Rio killed by shot in back during O'Reilly Auto Parts store robbery (46)."

Number 45: Toby Morine

Read more in "Damion Morine thought to have killed seven-year-old son, himself on Bryant Street (45)."

Number 44: Jimma Reat

Read more in "Jimma Reat killed after 911 operator said to return to area near previous crime scene? (44)."

Page down to continue reviewing year three of our Mile High Murder archive.   Number 43: Dayton and Montview homicide


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Read more in "Homicide at Dayton and Montview intersection in Aurora: Little info three days later (43)."

Number 42: De'Quan Walker-Smith


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Read more in "De'Quan Walker-Smith ID'd as 29th and Franklin homicide victim: Gang-related? (42)."

Number 41: Billy Newsom


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Read more in "Anthony Escobedo busted for Billy Newson homicide near Colfax-Pearl 'drug market' (41)."

Number 40: Leroy Wright


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Read more in "Leroy Wright identified as homicide victim in shooting at 2100 block of Franklin (40)."

Page down to continue reviewing year three of our Mile High Murder archive.   Number 39: Serril Allen


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Read more in "Serill Allen listed as homicide victim in 36th and Hudson shooting (39)."

Number 38: Isaiah Garcia


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Read more in "Isaiah Garcia, eighteen-year-old teen father, murdered on Knox Court (38)."

Number 37: Donna Royer

Read more in "Mark Royer didn't have cancer before he killed pregnant ex at McDonald's, coroner says (37)."

Number 36: Stephanie Hope


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Read more in "Stephanie Hope first Denver homicide victim of 2012, Kevin Carter charged (36)."

Number 35: Youn Malual

Number 34: Elia Anastacio


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Read more in "Crisanto Tirso-Jiminez still at large after fatal stabbing of Elia Anastacio (34)."

Page down to continue reviewing year three of our Mile High Murder archive.   Number 33: Andrea Roan


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Read more in "Ryan Miller accused of killing teacher Andrea Roan, Richard Leavitt charged as accessory (33)."

Number 32: Dwayne Morris


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Read more in "Dwayne Morris, eighteen, identified as victim of fatal shooting on Robins Drive (32)."

Number 31: Michael Martinez


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Read more in "Michael Martinez ID'd as man found shot to death in Grant-Frontier Park (31)."

Number 30: Johnny Mack Rasnick


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Read more in "Charles Edward Waters claims self-defense in double stabbing, one fatal (30)."

Page down to continue reviewing year three of our Mile High Murder archive.   Number 29: Alonzo Bencomo


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Read more in "Alonzo Bencomo, victim of fatal shooting at 250 Osceola, to be laid to rest (29)."

Number 28: Juan Carlos


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Read more in "Mark Sepulveda, Juan Carlos murder suspect, confirmed killed in cell-phone store robbery."

Number 27: Marquez Jones


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Read more in "Marquez Jones identified as victim in shooting near 8th and Lincoln (27)."

Number 26: Katrishay Quarles


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Read more in "Katrishay Quarles died of gunshot to throat in homicide near Denver Rescue Mission (26)."

Number 25: Carlos David Serrano Guiterrez


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Read more in "Jose Manuel Martinez-Adame, aka Vampire, wanted in alleged drug-trade killing (25)."

Number 24: Kenia Monge

Read more in "Travis Forbes pleads guilty to Kenia Monge murder, will spend rest of life behind bars (24)."

Page down to continue reviewing year three of our Mile High Murder archive.   Number 23: Jason Perez-Gonzalez

Read more in "Ray Ruiz, maintenance man, helps catch murder suspects Eric Holloway & Tiffane Ward (23)."

Number 22: Patricio Archuleta


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Read more in "Luiz Meza busted in Patricio Archuleta murder at MGM's Restaurant & Lounge (22)."

Number 21: Maurice Sevier


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Read more in "Maurice Sevier ID'd as victim, Steven James Hernandez busted in 1525 Perry St. murder (21)."

Number 20: Brandon Sigalaf


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Read more in "Scott Shorts busted on suspicion of murdering Brandon Sigalaf at Knights Inn on Zuni (20)."

Page down to continue reviewing year three of our Mile High Murder archive.   Number 19: Larry Buerman


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Read more in "Larry Buerman ID'd as Monaco stabbing victim, coroner calls death homicide (19)."

Number 18: Juanita Smith


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Read more in "Deon Porchia busted in violent argument that led to fatal stabbing on Uintah Street (18)."

Number 17: Manuel Amaro-Rojas


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Read more in "Manuel Amaro-Rojas, killed by gunshot, ID'd as man found in car near 8th & Decatur (17)."

Number 16: Crystal Crespin


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Read more in "Roberto Santistevan busted in fatal stabbing of Crystal Crespin on S. Eliot (16)."

Number 15: Byron Parker


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Read more in "Byron Parker shot to death on 800 block of Santa Fe following large disturbance (15)."

Page down to continue reviewing year three of our Mile High Murder archive.   Number 14: David Hubbard


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Read more in "David Hubbard killed in drive-by shooting from gray sedan near 33rd and Grape (14)."

Number 13: Adam Gonzales


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Read more in "Frances Garcia allegedly used blanket to quiet crying baby Adam Gonzales -- permanently (13)."

Number 12: Anthony Silva


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Read more in "Anthony Silva, Army sergeant, texted parents he was "in some sh*t" before his murder (12)."

Number 11: Ally Heydenburg


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Read more in "David Heydenburg took dog to animal shelter before killing 3-year-old daughter Allyson (11)."

Page down to continue reviewing year three of our Mile High Murder archive.   Number 10: Gabriel Nielsen  

Read more in "Lisa Norton, hit & swim driver in fatal Gabriel Nielsen crash: DUI beefs, pot in truck (VIDEO)."

Number 9: Dominick Johnson


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Read more in "Dominick Johnson ID'd as man killed in shooting on 3200 block of Dahlia Street (9)."

Number 8: Cristy Erickson


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Read more in "Cristy Erickson ID'd as woman found in SUV on S. Elkhart: Death called suspicious."

Number 7: Annette Taylor


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Read more in "Ronald Muniz arrested in fatal stabbing of Annette Taylor at 1955 Arapahoe (7)."

Number 6: Sanai Pitts


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Read more in "Calvin Pitts & Amanda Deleon charged even though coroner doesn't know what killed baby."

Page down to continue reviewing year three of our Mile High Murder archive.   Number 5: Gary Chavez


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Read more in "Gary Chavez ID'd as dead man in possible self-defense shooting on Xanadu Street."

Number 4: James Sanchez


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Read more in "James Sanchez ID'd as victim in drive-by house party shooting on 300 block of South Yates (4)."

Number 3: Richard Eugene McDaniel


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Read more in "Richard Eugene McDaniel victim of homicide in Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Park (3)."

Number 2: Laura Emery


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Read more in "Laura Emery ID'd as victim in W. Wesley Ave. HIV/AIDS group-living facility stabbing (2)."

Number 1: Denise Fransua

Read more in "Denise Fransua killed by Steven Romero in Highlands/38th & Bryant murder-suicide (1)."

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