Charlene Ciacio, No. 90: Elderly woman murdered, son Michael Ciacio arrested
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Mother's Day weekend wasn't a cause for celebration for the Ciacio family.
On Friday, Denver Police Department officers discovered the body of a woman at 1625 Tamarac, and while authorities haven't formally identified her, they've noted that the person being held in association with the killing -- Michael Ciacio, 47 -- is her son. This admission led the Denver Post to name her as Charlene "Chuck" Ciacio, 84, in an emotional piece that established how large a mark she made on her neighborhood.
Look below to see an interactive graphic of the 1625 Tamarac area where the crime took place (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"), as well as the DPD's initial release:
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On May 7, 2010, at approximately 8:55 a.m., Denver Police received a call concerning an assault at 1625 Tamarac Street.
When officers arrived they found an elderly female inside the residence who appeared to be suffering from a gun shot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers arrested the victim's son in connection with her death. He has been identified as Michael Ciacio (DOB 09/13/62). Caicio is being held for investigation of murder. Michael Ciacio's mug shot will not be released at this time pending further investigation.
The victim's identity is pending positive identification by the Office of the Medical Examiner.