Mile High Murder, No. 5: Warrant issued for Heber Santiago Godoy in slaying of Alfred Gonzales

Update, 6:52 a.m., March 15, 2010: The Denver Police Department has named Heber Santiago Godoy the number one most wanted fugitive in the city -- and, perhaps, settled on the spelling of his name. Look below for our original item, published in June, which now features a new insert.

Following the May 29 murder of a security guard at the El Chapparal night club, 2727 W. 6th Avenue, the Denver Police Department arrested and later released a suspect named David Cano-Rivera. However, the DPD continues to seek another person in relation to the crime -- although the department is now spelling his name, and the name of the victim, differently. The guard, previously identified as Alfredo Gonzalez-Ramos, is called Alfred Gonzales in the latest release, and the man being sought in his death, who was labeled Heber Santiago Godoy, is now Herber Santiago Godoy -- and, as of March 16, 2010, is being identified as Heber Godoy, sans the Santiago. A reward is being offered for information leading to Godoy's arrest. After the jump, see a graphic of the area where the murder took place (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map") and the aforementioned DPD press release.

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Herber Santiago Godoy

21 years of Age


120 lbs

Black Hair

Hazel eyes

On May 29, 2009 at the approximate time of 1:30 a.m., Denver Police officers responded to 2727 W 6th Avenue on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Alfred Gonzales, (33), suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics transported Mr. Gonzales to DHMC where he later died of his injuries.

Through the investigation, detectives identified Herber Santiago Godoy, (21) as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for investigation of Murder in the First Degree. Any one having information concerning the whereabouts of this individual, please contact the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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