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The 2009 Denver homicide roster: See where more than 40 of them happened

Murders were down within Denver's city limits last year -- but the homicide roundup released by the Denver Coroner's Office yesterday remains a grim roster of pain and death.

Below, find an accounting of all 45 homicides totted up by the DCO last year, complete with basic information the victims, the time and cause of their death, and graphics depicting most of the areas in which they died (if you have problems seeing the images, click "View Larger Map"). Also look for links to numerous stories providing more information as found in our Mile High Murder archives.

The numbers may be lower than they were the previous year -- but undoubtedly everyone will agree that they still aren't nearly low enough.


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1. Michael Thomas, black, age 43 Date and time of death: 1-9-09, 9:25 p.m. Cause of death: Sharp force injury to the abdomen Location: 3421 Humboldt Street


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2. Frank Blair II, black, age 21 Date and time of death: 2-4-09, 5:33 p.m. Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds Location: 5000 Victor Way


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3. Michael Chavez, Hispanic, age 36 Date and time of death: 2-14-09, 8:36 a.m. Cause of death: Complications of multiple stab wounds Location: 920 S. Yates Street

 


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4. Davlan Reagor, black, age 37 Date and time of death: 2-27-09, 12:04 a.m. Cause of death: Gunshot wound of head Location: Near 5th Avenue and Downing Street


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5. Roberto Jimenez, Hispanic, age 21 Date and time of death: 3-5-09, 8:59 p.m. Cause of death: Penetrating gunshot wound to left arm and chest Location: 7232 E. Colfax


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6. Dana White Calf, Indian, age 34 Date and time of death: 3-12-09, 1:56 a.m. Cause of death: Probably asphyxia due to severe subglottic stenosis and dislodged tracheostomy tube Location: 1400 block of North Corona

 


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7. James Woodard III, black, age 40 Date and time of death: 4-25-09, 12:07 a.m. Cause of death: Perforating gunshot wound to head Location: 2915 Pontiac Street


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8. Natnael Mulugeta, black, 27 Date and time of death: 5-2-09 Cause of death: Perforating rife wound of thorax Location: 567 East Louisiana Avenue


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Alfredo Gonzalez-Ramos

, Hispanic, age 32 Date and time of death: 5-29-09, 1:18 a.m. Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds of chest and extremities Location: 2727 W. 6th Avenue

 


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Lilian Verdonkschot

, white, age 49 Date and time of death: 5-29-09, 7 a.m. Cause of death: Complications of multiple blunt force injuries Location: 6th and Broadway


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Ivory Mefford

, white, age 28 Date and time of death: 5-30-09, 5:43 a.m. Cause of death: Gunshot wound of trunk entering Location: 659 S. Pennsylvania


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Jacob Medina

, Hispanic, age 21 Date and time of death: 5-31-09, 3:27 a.m. Cause of death: Puncture/stab wound of chest causing pericardial tamponade Location: Near Pecos and Arizona

 


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Edgar Nunez

, Hispanic, age 21 Date and time of death: 5-31-09, 10:00 p.m. Cause of death: Penetrating gunshot wound to abdomen Location: 3400 York Street


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William Ortiz

, Hispanic, age 21 Date and time of death: 6-6-09, 6:09 a.m. Cause of death: Penetrating gunshot wound to head Location: 2400 S. Federal


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Stephen Ramirez

, Hispanic, age 24 Date and time of death: 6-9-09, 1:15 a.m. Cause of death: Multiple stab wounds Location: 1232 W. 46th Avenue

 


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Eugene Velarde

, Hispanic, age 25 Date and time of death: 6-10-09, 6:44 p.m. Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds to the chest Location: West 17th Avenue at Sheridan


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Morail Bell, Sr

., black, age 33 Date and time of death: 6-21-09, 1:11 a.m. Cause of death: Gunshot wound of chest Location: 12585 E. Albrook Drive, building 39


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Christian Hernandez

, Hispanic, age 22 Date and time of death: 6-22-09, 4:25 p.m. Cause of death: Gunshot wound of chest Location: 9600 E. Girard Avenue, Apt. 5-E

 


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Eduardo Sanchez-Banuelos

, Hispanic, age 19 Date and time of death: 6-22-09, 4:25 p.m. Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds Location: 9600 E. Girard Avenue


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Audry Nunez

, white, age 34 Date and time of death: 6-23-09, 9:59 a.m. Cause of death: Sharp force injuries of neck Location: 4914 Enid Way


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21. Richard Romero, Hispanic, age 40 Date and time of death: 6-25-09, 10:04 a.m. Cause of death: Complications of blunt force injuries of head due to physical assault Location: 3045 W. Alaska Place

 


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22. Paul Shorts, white, age 31 Date and time of death: 6-29-09, 9:35 p.m. Cause of death: Anoxic brain injury due to cardiorespiratory arrest due to stab wound of chest Location: 1331 North Downing Street #103


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23. Hector Esparza, Hispanic, age 25 Date and time of death: 7-2-09, 2:54 a.m. Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds Location: 4503 Fillmore Street


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Bill Strother

, black, age 70 Date and time of death: 7-4-09, 11:34 p.m. Cause of death: Perforating gunshot wound of chest Location: 14954 East Elk Place

 


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Jimmy Harmon

, black, age 57 Date and time of death: 7-19-09, 9:10 a.m. Cause of death: Complications of sharp and blunt force injuries Location: 3600 block of Leyden Street


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James Foos

, white, age 48 Date and time of death: 8-05-09, 3:05 a.m. Cause of death: Rupture thoracic aorta due to gunshot wound Location: 900 block of East Colfax Avenue


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27. Anthony Cisneros, Hispanic, age 42 Date and time of death: 8-10-09, 8:23 a.m. Cause of death: Complications of penetrating stab wound to abdomen Location: Alameda Avenue between Knox Court and Julian Street

 


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Christopher Camack

, black, age 19 Date and time of death: 9-11-09, 2:43 p.m. Cause of death: Gunshot wound of trunk Location: 3246 Albion Street


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Alba Ruiz-Mazariego

, Hispanic, age 24 Date and time of death: 9-13-09, 8:05 p.m. Cause of death: Perforating contact gunshot wounds to head Location: 4762 Peoria Street

30. Gerald Kirby, Jr., black, age 22 Date and time of death: 9-26-09, 1:51 a.m. Cause of death: Perforating gunshot wound of pelvis Location: Unknown

 


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Barbara Irish

, white, age 53 Date and time of death: 9-28-09, 3:55 a.m. Cause of death: Complications of penetrating gunshot wound of head Location: 2530 E. 40th Avenue

32. Eldon Martinez, Indian, age 46 Date and time of death: 10-5-09, 4:44 a.m. Cause of death: Complications of blunt force injury to head Location: Espanola, Rio Arriba, NM


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Judith Atkinson

, white, age 47 Date and time of death: 10-08-09, 8:58 a.m. Cause of death: Asphyxia due to ligature strangulation Location: 3042 Humboldt Street

 


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Keyru Lolo

(AKA 40 Yoder), black, age 24 Date and time of death: 10-16-09, 9:27 p.m. Cause of death: Complications of gunshot wound of head Location: 1150 Syracuse Street


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Matthew Dailey

, white, under age one Date and time of death: 10-17-09, 5:01 p.m. Cause of death: Complications of blunt force injury to head Location: 212 Lincoln Street


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Lloyd Running Bear

, Indian, age 29 Date and time of death: 10-22-09, 4:28 p.m. Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds Location: 1630 Welton Street

 


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John McGaughy-Singleton

, black, age 29 Date and time of death: 11-5-09, 6:03 a.m. Cause of death: Transection of spinal cord at C2 due to penetrating gunshot wound of left posterior shoulder Location: 4040 E. Evans


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Jessica Porter

, white, age 28 Date and time of death: 11-6-09, 1:10 a.m. Cause of death: Complications of strangulation Location: 1873 S. Clermont


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39. Hershal Johnson, white, age 48 Date and time of death: 11-6-09, 11:35 a.m. Cause of death: Blunt force injuries to neck and chest due to altercation with another Location: 1718 King Street

 


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40. Francisco Silva-Ruelas, Hispanic, age 35 Date and time of death: 11-6-09, 5:43 a.m. Cause of death: Blunt force injuries to the abdomen Location: 5115 Federal Boulevard


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Robert Clarke

, aka Stanley Ledbetter, black, age 56 Date and time of death: 11-18-09, 6:57 a.m. Cause of death: Gunshot wounds of head and neck Location: 3300 block between Blake and Walnut Street


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Cheriece Knox

, black, age 30 Date and time of death: 11-19-09, 10:37 a.m. Cause of death: Perforating gunshot wound of head Location: 4300 block alley between York Street and Josephine Street

 


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43.

Ernest Burke

, black, age 29 Date and time of death: 11-21-09, 3:30 a.m. Cause of death: Gunshot wound of neck Location: 8315 E. Colfax Avenue


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Allisen Falk-Compton

, white, age 22 Date and time of death: 12-13-09, 8:01 a.m. Cause of death: Complications of two perforating gunshot wounds of head Location: 5000 block of Fillmore Street and Clayton Street

45. Charlie Hardy Jr., black, age 35 Date and time of death: 12-13-09, 3:45 p.m. Cause of death: Multiple sharp force injuries Location: 2200 block alley of Clarkson / Emerson Stree


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