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4 years 5 months ago

Colorado Cold Case: suspect tied to 4 murders

Colorado investigators say one suspect is responsible for two unsolved homicide cases involving four people in Aurora and Lakewood. Lakewood police say the Colorado Bureau of Investigation has connected the two homicide cases from 1984 through DNA evidence. Authorities plan to announce their findings during a Tuesday news conference....

4 years 8 months ago

2 Colorado cold case murders solved

Larimer County authorities announced the resolution of two murder cases from 1982 and the arrest of one suspect. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said Monday that 46-year-old David Hehn of Fort Collins was arrested Monday on the charge of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the 1982 murder of a...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado cold case murder solved by DNA

Authorities say a 28-year-old unsolved murder of an elderly Longmont woman has been solved after recent DNA testing. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said Tuesday that a recent DNA test tied John Agrue to the 1982 death of 94-year-old Orma Smith, a former librarian and teacher. Smith's body...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado arrest in cold case murder

Police say a Grand Junction man has been arrested in the 1994 beating death of a Boulder man after investigators matched evidence from the crime scene with information in a national crime database. Boulder police say 42-year-old David John Trujillo was arrested Monday on second-degree murder charges in the...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado inmate charged in cold case

A Colorado inmate serving time on a drug conviction faces charges of sexually assaulting one woman and trying to assault another 16 years ago. Denver police and the district attorney said Thursday DNA evidence led them to 38-year-old Jody Smith. Smith is accused of trying to grab a woman...

4 years 11 months ago

DNA helps crack cold case

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Aurora police say they have filed their first homicide cold case based on DNA evidence. Police said Monday they have identified 39-year-old Kevin Lewayne McKinney as a suspect in the 1998 death of Diane Juanita Caldwell, whose body was found in a field in the...

4 years 11 months ago

UPDATE: No justice 7 years after murder

Through her tears Susie Wagner's pleading for people with information on her son's death to come forward. She tells News First 5 that she still can't drive by the murder scene without crying. She has a tough time in public places sometimes, wondering if the murderers, or accomplices, are...

4 years 11 months ago

No justice 7 years after murder

The mother of a murder victim is asking for help, as police take a new look at an old case that's bothered them. Derrick Wagner was shot and killed in a home invasion break-in on Pueblo's northside 7 years ago. Police arrested several suspects, but the case crumbled...

5 years 4 days ago

Arrest made in Pueblo cold case murder

An arrest has been made in a Pueblo murder case that went unsolved for nearly three decades. On Monday, Pueblo police announced the arrest of 58-year old Ray Cortinas for the murder of 24-year old Cheryl Valdez. The murder happened on August 31, 1982 near the intersection of Lake Ave....

5 years 2 months ago

Colorado cold-case murder solved

Colorado authorities say a man wanted in a 32-year-old slaying in Greeley has been arrested in Florida. Weld County sheriff John Cooke says that 51-year-old Marcello Maldonado-Perez was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was being held without bond. Investigators say DNA taken from him...

5 years 3 months ago

Boulder authorities identify 1954 Jane Doe

Authorities have identified the remains of a woman whose mysterious death in 1954 generated headlines across Colorado and new interest in 2004 when efforts were revived to find out who she was. Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said Wednesday that the woman has been identified as 18-year-old Dorothy Gay Howard,...

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