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Forty Denver homicides in 2012: See where they happened

The Denver coroner's office has released its list of homicides in Denver during 2012, and the total of forty is down from 47 in 2011. Indeed, 2011 saw forty homicides through the first three-quarters of that year, while 25 took place during the initial nine months of 2012. But that means the last three months of 2012 were its bloodiest quarter, with fifteen homicides taking place -- five of them at Fero's Bar & Grill on a single night in October.


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The post below documents all forty homicides in descending order, including Ryan Haldeman, whose photo is seen above, along with coroner's office descriptions of the victims and information about the time, place and cause of death. Every listing with a location also includes an interactive graphic showing the scene of the crime; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."

In addition, names in blue feature links to Westword's original coverage. For last year's list, visit, "24 Denver homicides in 2011 through June: See where they happened."

Levi Carter

Black, male, 48

6:45 p.m. December 15

No location listed

Seizure disorder due to assault


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Demetrius Cruz

Hispanic, male, fifteen

4:48 a.m. December 15

West Bates Avenue and South Depew Street

Gunshot wounds (2) of back

Loretta Barela

Hispanic, female, 44

8:29 a.m. November 18

No location listed

Pending tox


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Jeffrey Musick

White, male, 38

6:14 a.m. November 10

900 Auraria Parkway

Multiple gunshot wounds

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Ronald Smith

Black, male, 47

1:48 a.m. November 4

1100 block of Lincoln Street

Gunshot wound of trunk


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Ryan Haldeman

White, male, 28

2:44 a.m. November 2

1300 block of Pennsylvania Street

Multiple stab wounds of chest


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Rebecca Knox

White, female, 49

6:44 p.m. October 24

7005 East Leetsdale Drive, Building A #77

Stab wounds (2) of chest


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Daria Pohl

White, female, 22

Kellene Fallon

White, female, 44

Youg Fero

Asian, female, 63

Ross Richter

White, male, 29

Tereasa Beesley

White, female, 45

Time of death for all five victims: 4:50 a.m. October 17

Place of death for all five victims: 351 South Colorado Boulevard (Fero's Bar & Grill)

Cause of death for all five victims: Multiple stab wounds.

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Miguel Medrano

Male, Hispanic, 29

9:07 p.m. October 16

1523 West Cedar Avenue

Multiple gunshot wounds


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Matthew Gianopoulos

Male, white, 21

6:35 p.m. October 3

4567 Biscay Street

Multiple gunshot wounds


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Zachary Sare

Male, white, 24

9:48 p.m. September 8

1160 South Navajo Street

Gunshot wound of chest

Christopher Bates

Male, black, 28

2:38 p.m. September 3

No address listed

"Pending further studies."

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Natasha Carrillo

Female, Hispanic, twenty

4:48 p.m. August 10

1497 Knox Court

Gunshot wound of chest


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Kevin Ryberg

Male, white, 22

12:10 p.m. July 31

6300 East 39th Avenue

Multiple gunshot wounds


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Matthew Chaikin

Male, white, 56

12:15 p.m. July 7

71 East Yale Ave., Denver, CO

Blunt force injury to head and neck


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Celena Hollis

Female, black, 32

8:35 p.m. June 24, 2012

1700 block of York Street

Gunshot wound of the head

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Juan Hernandez-Soto

Male, Hispanic, 27

6:19 a.m. June 16, 2012

1065 South Quivas Street

Multiple gunshot wounds


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Richard Nack

Male, white, 59

7:19 a.m. May 26, 2012

5015 West Alaska Place, Denver

Gunshot wound to the head


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Deon Rudd

Male, black, thirty

2:15 p.m. May 25, 2012

2232 Bruce Randolph Avenue, Denver

Multiple gunshot wounds


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Justin O'Donnell

Male, black, 21

2:15 p.m. May 25, 2012

2200 block of Bruce Randolph Avenue, Denver

Gunshot wounds (two) of the back

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James Dishmon

Male, black, 24

12:50 a.m. May 9, 2012

13390 East 55th Avenue, Denver

Gunshot wound to the thorax


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Bertha Rios Lopez

Female, Hispanic, 43

7:51 a.m. April 28, 2012

327 South Bryant Street

Multiple stab wounds


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Pablo Del Rio Jr.

Male, Hispanic, 22

9:48 p.m. April 16, 2012

5125 Chambers Road, Denver

Gunshot wound to the back


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Toby Morine

Male, Hispanic, seven

4:30 p.m. April 3, 2012

139 South Bryant Street, Denver

Shotgun wound of the chest

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Jimma Reat

Male, black, 25

5 a.m. April 1, 2012

29th and Sheridan Boulevard, Denver

Gunshot wound to the back


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Jonathan Frost

Male, white, 42

8:10 a.m. March 30, 2012

5095 East Donald Avenue

Probable seizure due to traumatic brain injury


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Isaiah Garcia

Male, Hispanic, eighteen

No location listed, but crime reportedly took place on the 1300 block of Knox Court

Gunshot wound to the neck


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De'Quan Walker-Smith

Male, black, eighteen

3:05 p.m. March 19, 2012

East 29th Avenue and Franklin Street

Gunshot wound of the chest

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Billy Newson

Male, black, 29

Colfax and Pearl Street

3:10 a.m. March 18, 2012

Gunshot wound of the head


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Leroy Wright

Male, black, 55

5:10 p.m. March 10, 2012

2101 Franklin Street

Gunshot wound of the torso


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George deCurnou

Male, white, 56

1331 Niagara Street

7:34 a.m. March 9, 2012

Complications of penetrating neck injury and blunt trauma to head

Justin Martinez

Male, Hispanic, 24

12:22 p.m. February 16, 2012

No location listed

Pending for toxicology and histology.

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Serril Allen

Male, black, nineteen

9:37 p.m. February 14, 2012

Near 5434 East 36th Avenue

Gunshot wound of the chest


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Michael Williams

Male, black, 45

2:37 a.m. February 9, 2012

3469 West 9th Avenue

Multiple gunshot wounds


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Pete Cisneros Jr.

Male, Hispanic, 21

2:13 p.m. January 8, 2012

1465 Winona Court #1

Probable seizure due to closed head injury

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