Mile High Murder, No. 41: Barbara Irish identified as dead woman in East 40th Avenue shooting

View Larger Map Yesterday, we told you about the early morning shooting of a woman in a parking lot on East 40th Avenue. Just in: A release from the Denver Coroner's Office slightly amending the address where the crime took place, from 2535 E. 40th to 2530, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"), and identifying the victim as "Mr. Barbara Irish." Pretty sure the "Mr." part is unintentional, considering that she's subsequently described as a 53-year-old woman. See the rest of the info below:

The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner was contacted by the Denver Police Department and requested to respond to the parking lot of 2530 E. 40th Ave., Denver, Colorado on September 28, 2009. Mr. Barbara Irish (53 years old, white female) of Denver had been found dead. An autopsy was completed and the cause of death is listed as Complications of penetrating gunshot wound to the head. Manner of death is Homicide. The approximate time of the injury is 3:40 A.M., September 28, 2009.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts