Carriage Motel Inn, No. 89: Murder at same motel where Michael Curtis died in September

The murder of Michael Hulburt in what looks to be a road-rage incident turns out not to have been the only slaying in Aurora over the weekend.

The Aurora Police Department has just released information about a thus-far-unidentified man killed early Saturday morning at the Carriage Motel Inn (misidentified as the Carriage Motor Inn), 9201 E. Colfax.

This location has turned up in our Mile High Murder archives once before. Back in September, Michael Curtis was found dead at a motel on the 9200 block of East Colfax -- and the Carriage Motel Inn is the only joint that matches this description. One of the men sought for Curtis's murder -- Jesse Dennis Dimmick -- wound up earning Shmuck of the Week honors for his bizarre arrest after he took a couple of hostages and then fell asleep.

There's not nearly as much detail contained in the latest APD release -- just the basics. Get the info below, and check out an interactive graphic of the area where the crime took place (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map").


CASE NUMBER: 10.10760

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2010, Aurora Police officers responded to the Carriage Motor Inn at 9201 East Colfax Avenue on report of a shooting.

Responding officers found an adult Black Male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds outside one of the rooms. He was transported to a local hospital. He died during the early evening hours on May 1st.

The suspect has been described as an adult White Male, 5'7" to 6'0' tall, 160 to 180 pounds, wearing a yellow or an orange shirt, blue jeans and a black beanie. He may have had a mustache.

The suspect left the scene in a dark colored full size pickup truck with running boards and white topper or some sort of rack on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mark Yacano at 303.739.6090 or use the Text a Tip system: 274637 (Crimes) then title DMCS followed by the message.

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