We're also getting a closer look at the victims -- a group from a wide range of backgrounds who met their tragic ends side by side.
As we've reported, first responders on the scene after the initial call at 1:50 a.m. on October 17 were fire fighters, due to the blaze engulfing the bar. Once inside, however, they discovered the bodies of four women and one man, later identified as owner Young Fero, 63; Kellene Fallon, 45; Tereasa Beesley, 45; Ross Richter, 29; and Daria Pohl, 22. Police say their remains showed signs of "some trauma," although that phrase has yet to be more specifically described. They're thought to have been killed first, after which a fire was set to destroy evidence of the crime.
Yesterday, we shared photos and stories of Fero and Richter; that information is on view below, as part of our previous coverage. Now, however, we've got more details about the other three victims. Fallon is affectionately referred to by friends who spoke to the Denver Post as "Crazy Kelly." She's said to have lived at a nearby hotel and worked odd jobs, as well as being a Fero's regular.
As for Pohl, her many friends, most of whom called her Dasha rather than Daria, say she worked at a Holiday Inn down the street from Fero's -- and they're devastated by her loss. Her Facebook page features a number of portraits. Here's one example.......and here's a photo from September that appears to show her posing with Richter, an outdoors lover who moved to Colorado from Kansas a couple of years ago: As for Beesley, her Facebook page notes that she's a divorced native of Sydney, Montana, who called Denver home. In the "About Me" section, she wrote: "I am still a teenager at heart, love to go out and socialize, but do take my home life with my 2 kids very seriously." Here's a photo fo Beesley: Regarding the suspects, the Post reports that Lewis's dad was a gang member who died violently in 1994. His criminal record includes robbery, menacing and misdemeanor sexual assault. He's said to be engaged to be married, with a fiancee who's pregnant and only weeks from delivering. As for the Hills, who are brothers, Lynell had a couple of misdemeanor assault charges in Arapahoe County in 2010 and 2011. More recently, Lynell is said to have been involved with a talent agency, while Joseph managed a hotel.
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