Unsolved murders in Colorado: Read ten more personal stories of victims
Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons is an organization devoted to making sure no case or loved one is forgotten -- and its website features many personal stories of victims whose killers have not yet been brought to justice. We've featured two previous posts based on the site (one in May, the sequel in September), and sad to say, there are many more slayings that deserve attention.
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Read about ten more of them below, and click on the links for additional details, including law-enforcement contact info to use if you know something that can help solve these crimes.
1993: Tyrone Bennett
Tyrone Anthony Bennett, 22, graduated from George Washington High School where he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship. An "A" student, Tyrone was president of his class and lettered in football where he was the team captain. He attended Arizona State University for one year.
"He was a very giving person," said his parents, Diane & Freddie Williams of Denver. Tyrone liked cars and stereo systems. His parents still have the 1970 Chevy he had restored. It''s stereo won a couple of trophies.
His dream was to be a fireman. He scored very high on the Denver Fire Department Test that was given at the Convention Center.
Tyrone worked for one of the airlines at Stapleton, cleaning up airplanes. He lived in a Denver apartment. In his off hours he watched the child of a friend and former classmate while she worked. On July 11, 1993, tenants at an Aurora apartment complex near Colfax & Potomac called police when they noticed a 4-year-old child alone in a car. Tyrone''s body was found in the trunk. He had been beaten so badly he had to be identified by finger prints. The child was unharmed. No one has ever been arrested for this murder.
2003: Carolyn Jansen
Carolyn Colleen Jansen was born May 21st, 1958. She was an only child. Her parents divorced early in her life. She worked as a waitress and at many truck stops. She also sold Avon for years. She loved sandcastles, the color purple, the outdoors and and spending time with her children and grandchildren whom she loved very much. Carolyn Baker gave birth to four girls and two boys. An infant, David Yount, died soon after birth.Continue to read more personal stories of unsolved homicide victims.
Carolyn Baker's decomposed body was found in a Rubbemaid container in June, 2005, two years after she was last seen. The container had been left behind in an Aurora home by a man now serving time for theft and forgery. The Arapahoe county Coroner determined Carolyn Jansen was murdered.