The 2009 grim roster of death from the Denver Coroner's Office

The Denver Coroner's Office has just updated its list of homicides for 2009 to date, and it's not pretty. Beginning with Michael Thomas, who died on January 9 due to "sharp force injury to abdomen" through Barbara Irish, who succumbed due to "complications of penetrating gunshot wound of head," all of these 31 victims met with unfortunate ends.

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