Crime

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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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.
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