Mile High Murder, No. 40: Witness sought in fatal stabbing near Hinkley High School

The Aurora Police Department is seeking the driver of a white Toyota Camry as part of the investigation into a fatal stabbing on the 1200 block of North Chambers Road near Hinkley High School early Sunday morning -- but the person behind the wheel isn't considered a suspect. Rather, he or she may have seen two Hispanic males who ran in front of the car shortly after the attack. Apparently current witnesses got a better look at the vehicle than the possible assailants.

Look below to read two APD releases on the case.

DATE: September 21, 2009 [4:05 pm]

NATURE: Homicide Update- Police ask for the community's assistance

Aurora, Colo -- Aurora Police Detectives are looking for 2 Hispanic males in connection to the homicide that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday September 20th, 2009.

The 2 males ran from the area and in front of a White Toyota Camry traveling Northbound in the 1200 block of Chambers Road in front of Hinkley High School.

Anyone who was driving the White Toyota Camry at approximately 12:20 am or anyone who has any information in connection to this case is asked to contact Major Crime Unit Detective Tom Welton at (303) 739-6107.

Prior Release September 20, 2009 {12:33 pm}

Aurora, Colo. -- Aurora Police detectives are investigating an early morning stabbing that claimed the life of one man.

On September 20, 2009, shortly after midnight Officers responded to the 1200 block of North Chambers Road on a call of an assault with a knife. Responding Officers arrived within minutes of being dispatched and found a male victim suffering from life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit were given charge of the investigation.

During the course of ensuing investigation Police learned that it was a fight involving an unknown number of people that led to the stabbing.

Police have no suspect(s) identified at this time.

Additional information about the victim -- to include his identity -- is not being released at this time. Detectives have been unable to positively identify the victim. An autopsy is not expected to be performed until early next week.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact MCU Detective Tom Welton at (303) 739-6107.

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