Juan Nevarez identified as homicide victim in stabbing on E. 50th Avenue (No. 34)

It's a been a lethal past several days in the metro area -- and the Denver coroner's office has ID'd Juan Nevarez, forty, as the latest victim. The Denver Police Department is looking for multiple assailants in what's described as a stabbing in the release below.

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Denver Police Department release:

Denver Police Investigate Deadly Stabbing

Denver Police are looking into the death of a man that occurred on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Northeast Denver.

Police were dispatched to 12235 E. 50th Avenue at approximately 8:30pm on a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to University Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The initial investigation has determined that the victim was involved in an altercation with several unknown individuals when he sustained his fatal injuries.

If you have information regarding this incident, please contact the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to: CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.

Denver coroner's office release:

On November 11, 2010, Mr. Juan Nevarez (Hispanic Male - DOB: 6-25-1970) of Denver Colorado was pronounced dead at 9:24 PM.

Mr. Nevarez was transported to University Hospital from his home in Denver (12235 E. 50th Avenue) and he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed today by this office to determine the cause of death. The manner of death is homicide.

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More from our Mile High Murder archive -- a piece published earlier today: "Ronald Sanchez identified as man shot to death in car on Lowell Boulevard (No. 33)."

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