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Denver police arrest barricade suspect on murder charge after woman’s body found in apartment
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Denver police arrested a 24-year-old man who had barricaded himself in an apartment Monday in connection with the death of a woman found inside the same apartment building, authorities said. Police responded to a report of a possibly barricaded person at 4:56 p.m. at a complex at 1255 19th St. in the Union Station neighborhood […]

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Two Aurora officers cleared in fatal shooting of armed man wearing body armor
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Two Aurora officers involved in a January shooting, killing an armed man who wore body armor and who had shot and killed a victim, were justified in their actions and no criminal charges against them are warranted, according to a district attorney’s review. Officers Zachary Ploch and David Kaufman have been cleared in the Jan. […]

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First-degree murder charge filed after woman’s body is found in vehicle in Arvada
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Multiple charges have been filed in the death of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found in a vehicle in Arvada in June. Related Articles Relative of elderly woman in Clear Creek County arrested in connection with her shooting death Prosecutors will not seek death penalty against Patrick Frazee, accused of killing Kelsey Berreth American […]

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Indiana police identify body of a Colorado woman’s mother missing since July 1999
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ANGOLA, Ind. — Authorities on Sunday identified a Michigan woman who was found dead 20 years ago in a northeastern Indiana field, renewing the investigation into her “suspicious” death. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department said they followed hundreds of leads to try to identify the woman over two decades, including using an FBI lab in […]

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Family of man killed during fight with Aurora police considering lawsuit; body camera footage shows extensive fight for the first time
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A day after the Aurora Police Department released a gut-wrenching video of a fatal fight between a Navy veteran and officers, the man’s family is considering suing the agency over his death at the hands of officers. Family photo via attorney Mari Newman David Baker “We’re investigating,” said Mari Newman, an attorney with the well-known […]

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Aurora police release body camera footage of brawl that led to Navy veteran’s death
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Brutal police body camera footage of the death of an unarmed 32-year-old Navy veteran who fought with three Aurora officers for seven minutes, and who was shocked with a Taser multiple times, was released Monday night. David Baker, 32, died Dec. 17 when police restrained him face down, sitting on him as they handcuffed him. […]

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Police investigating possible homicide in North Aurora after man’s body found in car
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Aurora police are investigating a man’s death “as a homicide” after finding a body in a car near the intersection of East 16th Avenue and Alton Street on Tuesday night. Aurora police spokesman Anthony Camacho said the victim appears to be a man in his 30s but said no further details could be released as […]

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“Life where there was death”: New business hopes to transform Colorado funeral home that allegedly sold body parts against families’ wishes
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The former Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors building in Montrose is about to become home for a new business, which hopes to provide the reeling town a redemption story. The building has remained vacant since the FBI raided the premises just over a year ago. It was between those walls that the former owners allegedly chopped […]

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Louisville police arrest two suspected of moving, abandoning man’s body after fatal overdose
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Courtesy Louisville Police Department Christina Marlene Vivanco, 44, formerly of Louisville, and Jared Christopher Wolach, 39, were arrested Monday on charges of tampering with a deceased human body. The Louisville Police Department said it had arrested two people– and is still searching for two others — suspected of trying to conceal the fatal January overdose […]

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Authorities investigate suspicious death after woman’s body found in Jefferson County
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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death after a woman’s body was found Monday morning. The body was discovered around 7 a.m. behind a commercial building in the 4800 block of Ward Road in unincorporated Jefferson County, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. Investigators are calling the death suspicious. The […]

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Coroner, buyers should have known Colorado funeral home wrongly sold body parts, lawsuit claims
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A hospice service, the local coroner, transportation companies and body-buyers across the country knew or should have known that a Montrose funeral home, now under FBI investigation, was illegally selling bodies, according to a new lawsuit. Joe Amon, The Denver Post The empty Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors & Donor Services building on Oct. 24, 2018, […]

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Fort Carson soldier charged with murder after wife’s body found in trash
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Indianapolis Police Department via AP This undated photo provided by the Indianapolis Police Department shows Peter Van Bawi Lian. INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities say a 21-year-old soldier who flew from Colorado to Indiana and allegedly killed his wife, then fled to Thailand, is now wanted for military desertion. Prosecutors in Indiana filed murder charges Wednesday against […]

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3 men arrested in connection with woman’s death and burning, disposal of her body in Golden
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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office From left: Abel Gallegos, Alonso Quintana and Rene Rosales. Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies have arrested three men in connection with an investigation into the killing of a 28-year-old woman and the burning and disposal of her body, authorities say. Abel Gallegos has been arrested for investigation of first-degree murder, tampering with […]

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Colorado Springs man drew gun on Douglas County deputies before they killed him, body cam footage shows
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A 61-year-old man pulled a handgun on Douglas County sheriff deputies during a traffic stop before the deputies shot and killed him last month, body camera footage released Monday shows. Paul Askins of Colorado Springs was wanted on two warrants out of El Paso County on suspicion of second-degree burglary and failure to appear in […]

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