Last month's bust of 21-year-old Carousel Reed and others was reportedly part of an ongoing investigation into prostitution in Greeley. But a raid yesterday resulted in an unexpected and tragic outcome: a man described as a "customer" was gunned down by cops after allegedly producing a weapon. Here ... More >>
To mark the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, we assembled a post focusing on ten unsolved Colorado murders, including the story of Mary Vialpandro, seen here. Among those we heard from afterward was Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons vice president Howard Morton, who put ... More >>
The Denver District Attorney's Office has made cracking cold cases a special mission, and it just reached a significant benchmark. The arrest of Hector Bencomo-Hinojos for the 1981 slaying of Patricia Beard marks the 100th cold case the DA's staff has heated up -- and the specifics in this incident ... More >>
Another police officer is under investigation for an animal killing in Colorado -- and the victim is a tad bit bigger than Chloe the dog. Boulder Police officials, in a statement that includes an apology, say that an officer shot and killed a bull elk and took it to another officer to be "processed ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about Jesse Evans, an alleged child pornographer -- and unfortunately, he's got plenty of apparent peers. The Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children website assembles photos and descriptions of accused creepazoids from across the state -- most of them white men, with only a ... More >>
Update below: Alex Landau talks about the news. Three years-plus since Alex Landau was beaten bloody after being pulled over for what officers cited as an illegal left turn, and a year since he was
The Colorado Department of Education is conducting an investigation into possible cheating at two schools in Denver where a review of state test results showed "statistical irregularities," according to a press release just sent out by Denver Public Schools. DPS doesn't identify the schools, but Edu ... More >>
M. WeaverThis week's cover story, "The Victim Lobby," delves into the growing power of the victim rights movement and the sometimes clashing agendas of groups within that movement. But there's one issue crime victim advocates strongly agree about: The pile-up of unsolved homicides over the ... More >>
Lance Armstrong, who joined Bill Ritter last August to hype the just-renamed Quiznos Pro Challenge bike race, is the subject of an ongoing federal investigation into his potential use of performance-enhancing drugs. And now, the journalist who's likely closer to Armstrong than any other belie ... More >>
Kayleah.Update: On Friday, Robert Montoya was convicted of two sex assault counts revolving around his relationship with Kayleah Wilson, who was then twelve-years-old. Of course, Wilson was found murdered last year, and Montoya was declared as a person of interest in the investigation -- and ... More >>
George Lindeboom, 67, was the first victim of a homicide in Brighton since 2008, and there have already been two arrests in the case: Evan Lawlor and Ryker Schlitt. But even though the crime took place last week, Brighton Police Department spokesman John Bradley says no mug shots of the susp ... More >>
Near the scene.Update: More information has begun to filter out in relation to a murder that took place near the intersection of Bruce Randolph Avenue and York Street. The Denver coroner's office has identified the victim of this crime as Paul Cortez. Look below to see the release revealing ... More >>
Alicia Martinez.Update: The admission by Denver's coroner that the body of sixteen-year-old Alicia Martinez, identified yesterday following the arrest of Edward Timothy Romero for investigation of murder, showed signs of "some disfigurement," understandably horrified her friends and family. N ... More >>
Bobby Brown.Among the personalities familiar to viewers of Dog the Bounty Hunter is Bobby Brown, who runs two bail-bonds businesses in Colorado Springs. But he'd like to star in a series of his own -- The Missing Piece, in which a team of investigators and psychics, including Brown, will inve ... More >>
JonBenét & Burke.Last week, we told you about conflicting stories regarding a reported new interview with Burke Ramsey about the 1996 murder of his younger sister, JonBenét Ramsey. Now, Boulder Police says such interviews are being sought -- but it's not confirming the identity of Burke or ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Joseph Owen Coy on racially motivated crime charges involving Nigeria-born CU student Olubiyi Ogundipe near Boulder's Hookah House. Now the Boulder Police Department has tracked down Coy's two companions that evening, and the city manager has release ... More >>
Full-sized photo below.An autopsy is scheduled today as part of the investigation into the death of Connor D. Capel, 22, discovered on the lawn of a house on the 700 block of North Emporia Street in Aurora early Saturday morning. Thus far, all the Aurora Police Department is saying about the ... More >>
JonBenét Ramsey.The 1996 killing of young JonBenét Ramsey is arguably Colorado's most famous (and infamous) unsolved murder. So how could it not be included in the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's new and much touted cold-case database?
Jared Jimenez.Over the weekend, the Denver Police Department shared information about the death of a fourteen-month-old child. The tragedy was caused by injuries deemed questionable enough to arrest the child's father, Jared Jimenez, on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death. It's not J ... More >>
Dean Evan Scott.These days, we're accustomed to cold cases heating up due to DNA evidence of the sort that earned Tim Masters $10 million for a false murder conviction. But DNA wasn't a factor in the arrest this week of Dean Evan Scott for the 2002 murder of Willie Robinson. Aurora Police sp ... More >>
North Ensenada Court, near the scene of the incident.At this point, it's hard to know if a crime took place on the 1900 block of North Ensenada Court yesterday. And if so, what kind. We know two major facts at this point. First, a man in that area was found partially stuck under a car. Sec ... More >>
A photo of Marcus Duran from Channel 31 coverage.Update, 11:18 a.m. May 26: According to Denver District Attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough, a determination about whether or not to charge the homeowner who shot and killed seventeen-year-old Marcus Duran, who was allegedly trying to break int ... More >>
No doubt about the investigation into Travis Masse now.Last month, we told you about a Channel 31 report about Travis Masse, which quoted the Broomfield Police Department as confirming that an investigation into the former Broomfield High School teacher and wrestling coach was underway. Probl ... More >>
The cops would like to chat with Marco Antonio DeLeon.Earlier today, we told you about Kirk Alan Richardson, a convicted sex offender the Aurora Police Department would like to grab -- and not to discuss his tattoos of Jesus and hearts. Now, the APD is seeking another person in relation to a ... More >>
The drama continues around Operation Fortune Cookie, the largest weed bust in state history, which imploded amid accusations of snitching cops, paid-off politicians and bureaucratic retribution. Last week, the drug investigation's main suspect, politically connected restaurateur Dan Tang, re ... More >>
Roderick Elias and the DNA on Kristen Kay Swanson were a match.Another day, another cold case belatedly moved forward by DNA. Yesterday, we told you about Kevin LeWayne McKinney, who's been charged in the 1998 murder of Diane Caldwell. Today, it's Roderick Elias, formally accused of murderin ... More >>
Kevin LeWayne McKinney was being held on unrelated charges.While the Aurora Police Department still has plenty of work to do regarding a double shooting yesterday at the Sommerset Gardens Apartments, the APD appears to have finally cleared a previously unsolved crime from its books. Diane Ca ... More >>
View Larger MapWhat is it with bodies turning up in alleys lately? Robert Clarke, the victim of Mile High Murder No. 54 last month, was located in an alley near 3356 Blake Street, while Cheriece Knox, slain in Mile High Murder No. 55, was found in an alley between the 4300 blocks of York and Joseph ... More >>
View Larger Map There's been a rash of killings in the metro area this week, with the Denver Police Department discovering the fourth a few hours ago. A body was found by a dumpster in the 4300 block alley between York Street and Josephine Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have p ... More >>
Photo by Drew JaynesA Club Posh graphic from our opening night slideshow.Earlier this week, we told you about shootings at Club Posh, 4040 E. Evans, which turned a Halloween party into a true horror show. Now, one of the trio who took bullets that evening -- John Singleton, 29 -- has died of ... More >>
View Larger Map On Friday evening, shots rang out at 1150 N. Syracuse Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). When Denver Police arrived, they discovered a dead man with multiple gunshot wounds. It won't surprise you to learn th ... More >>
View Larger Map Here's a development sure to freak out residents living in the vicinity of 3042 Humboldt Street, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Early this morning, the Denver Police Department responded to a burglary call at th ... More >>
View Larger Map A grisly find this morning at a motel on the 9200 block of East Colfax, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Aurora Police Department reps found a dead man whose upper body showed such clear signs of trauma that the c ... More >>
Bonnie Bergin.Yesterday, the Lakewood Police Department announced that it was investigating a house fire last week on West 20th Avenue as a homicide; Bonnie Bergin, 49, who'd been renting the home, was found dead inside. Now, the LPD has made an arrest. Brit Allan Cox, 40, has been formally a ... More >>
View Larger Map This morning, officers with the Boulder Police Department discovered three bodies in a residence located on the 2400 block of Bluff Street -- an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). At this point, the BPD hasn't identif ... More >>
A bill to abolish the death penalty in Colorado passed the House by a single vote today. HB 1274, which would use the cost savings of eliminating the death penalty to fund a cold case unit, is on its way to the state Senate. The vote was 33-32, just as close as a preliminary vote last Thursday, whi ... More >>
May 18, 2007, was a tough day on the job for Lieutenant Mike Gross of the Glendale Police Department. The sometime spokesman for the department was playing the john in a sting operation at the Staybridge Suites in Glendale, entertaining a series of women he'd found in escort ads. Tatiana and Mia, fo ... More >>
Lawyers take a back seat to no one in the muffled expression of their delight in the suffering of others. So, now that one of the meanest, most imperial judges in the history of Colorado finds himself under investigation after his phone number was reportedly found in the files of an alleged brothel ... More >>
At 11:15 this morning, Bob Beauprez will hold a press conference to discuss "the source of information regarding Bill Ritter's plea bargains for criminal aliens." That someone leaked info isn't really the story, though -- or it shouldn't be. Journalists depend on leaks, and someone clearly leaked mu ... More >>
The Karr fiasco is over, but Michael Tracey's quest for unlikely suspects in the Ramsey case goes on and on.
Two weeks later than originally promised, Beauprez for Governor finally unsealed its Cold Case files critical of Bill Ritter's performance as Denver District Attorney. But in the days between the initial announcement and the actual delivery of those files, their contents took a hard turn to the rig ... More >>
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