Twenty Denver homicides in first half of 2012: See where they happened

Categories: Crime

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As our Melanie Asmar reported earlier this week, gang murders are up in Denver. However, overall homicides in the first half of 2012 are down compared to the same point in 2011 according to figures compiled by the Denver coroner's office: twenty versus 24 through June of last year. Look below to see interactive graphics of the areas near the scenes of the crimes, be they high-profile, like the June slaying of police officer Celena Hollis, or little known.

Also included are the corner's office descriptions of the victims, as well as the time, location and cause of death. If you have problems seeing the images, click "View Larger Map" -- and do likewise on highlighted names to read our original coverage.

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Pete Cisneros Jr.

Male, Hispanic, 21

2:13 p.m. January 8, 2012

1465 Winona Court #1

Probable seizure due to closed head injury

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Michael Williams

Male, black, 45

2:37 a.m. February 9, 2012

3469 West 9th Avenue

Multiple gunshot wounds

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Serril Allen

Male, black, nineteen

9:37 p.m. February 14, 2012

Near 5434 East 36th Avenue

Gunshot wound of the chest

Page down to continue reading our post about Denver homicides in the first half of 2012.

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Pin map on map locations but it is all in crappy neighborhoods in north Aurora and NE Denver.


Am I the only one who thinks the "Mile High Murder" is a little insensitive given its subject matter?  It just seems wrong to try and alliterate such a sad situation with an archive... 

Anthony Martin
Anthony Martin

I was hoping there would be one map with a pin for each incident.

Anne Noise
Anne Noise

This is a weird kind of morbid-porn.  I was expecting an overhead map with locations pointed out so I can avoid those neighborhoods, not voyeuristic street views of the exact locations of corpses.

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