Ten unsolved Denver murders: Read personal stories of the victims
As of last year, there were more than 1,500 unsolved homicides in Colorado as tracked by Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons. On numerous entries, the group's website includes photos and personal stories of victims. Below are ten from the Denver area. See them below, arranged from the most recent to the oldest. Click on their names for more info, including law-enforcement contact info if you can help finally bring their killers to justice.
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2002: Dawn DeHerrera
Dawn DeHerrera, 37, loved music and performed Native American dances. She is described by her best friend, Jennifer Nelson, as "the gentlest person I ever knew." If she saw a homeless person, she gave them her lunch.
Dawn had so many friends she was always trying to find time for them. When one was worried or upset, Dawn would say "It's all good, sista."
Dawn loved fruit, particularly pomegranates and cherries. Last seen alive in December 2002, her body was found at 2785 Speer Blvd in early 2003.
2001: Jason Auguillard
Jason Auguillard, 24, was a computer programmer and a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He had a son, Noah, and a daughter, Micaiah. He lived in Aurora.
Jason, with two friends, had just left the Boathouse Bar & Grill in Glendale on March 30, 2001. A white Neon they had passed in the parking lot pulled up alongside Jason's eastbound vehicle and opened fire.
One round hit Jason in the chest fatally wounding him. His passengers were unhurt.
No one has been held accountable for this homicide.
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