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Woman in wheelchair, 67, murdered behind East Colfax business (74)

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Last night, a man was loading groceries into his car after shopping at a King Soopers on the 15000 block of East Colfax in Aurora when he looked up to see something shocking.

Nearby was a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair who appeared to be hurt -- and she was.

She subsequently died of her wounds, prompting a homicide investigation by the Aurora Police Department. Get details below.

A few minutes before 10 p.m. last night, according to APD spokeswoman Sergeant Cassidee Carlson, officers responded to a call from the man and sped to the scene, which features two strip malls -- a larger one that runs north and south and a smaller east-west one. "He was parked near the west end of the larger strip mall -- the one anchored by the King Soopers," she says. "There are some businesses at the west end, including a dry cleaners, and she was coming out from behind it."

The woman wasn't moving well because of wounds to her upper torso. After police arrived, she was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Officers subsequently found evidence behind the dry cleaners "that led us to believe the crime scene was there," Carlson says. And while the victim has yet to be identified, she was known to officers who covered the area. According to Carlson, "she was homeless. We'd done different welfare checks on her."

Thus far, the APD has no suspects in the crime. With that in mind, the department encourages anyone with knowledge of this terrible incident to phone Detective Todd Fredericksen at 303-739-6106 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), which is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the killer's arrest and conviction.

Look below to see an interactive graphic of the area near the scene. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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More from our Mile High Murder archive: "Charles Edward Harris ID'd as victim in 38th and Grape homicide, suspect under arrest (72)."


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24 comments
d.cavallari
d.cavallari

Mute does not equal moot. proofread, Westword!

owen.ruthie78
owen.ruthie78

You were the man that started putting Denver on the map as a great area for music. I thank you for your friendship, your stories of the music industry as far back as the early 70's. A true pioneer that knew the in's and out's of it all.

God bless you and your family

owen.ruthie78
owen.ruthie78

You were the man that started putting Denver on the map as a great area for music. I thank you for your friendship, your stories of the music industry as far back as the early 70's. A true pioneer that knew the in's and out's of it all.

God bless you and your family

Mel Mcgee
Mel Mcgee

Damn! Did you see this Joee? Scary, but def not surprising!

brianna.c23
brianna.c23

THIS IS MY AUNT TOO AND THIS IS SAD TO THE WHOLE FAMILY AND FOR YOU TO SAY THAT, THAT IS JUST SICK AND RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL. WATCH WHAT YOU SAY!! DONT CALL MY SISTER ANY NAMES BECAUSE WE DONT WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY IF IT IS RUDE. SHE HAD SOMEWHERE TO STAY SO THEREFOR SHE WASNT HOMELESS. ALSO, WHO IN THE RIGHT MIND WOULD DO THAT?!?! WE MISS HER SOOO MUCH. IT IS NOT FAIR SOME MESSED UP PERSON HAD TO COME AND RUIN HER LIFE AND STAB HER!!!!!!!! R.I.P :'(

Angela Reali
Angela Reali

Rest with God, dear lady. I'm sorry someone did this to you.

Byron Ward
Byron Ward

This is one of the most disgusting things I have ever heard. Protect and respect all life. Despicable

Kristina Gorman
Kristina Gorman

yep , its sad , open another museum , put some more gold on the capital ...yada yada

Lorianne Holsberg
Lorianne Holsberg

This whole picture is sorrow.. a "known" and uncared for woman left lonely, disabled, to be murdered.. Life is unrecognizable to me.

Joe Ponce de Carrano
Joe Ponce de Carrano

I thought Hickendildo solved the homeless crisis. How proud we must be as a society.

Melissa A. LLanas
Melissa A. LLanas

Some dickwad replied to the story that "that's one way to take care of the city's homeless problem." Fuck that guy.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

That's one solution to the city's homeless problems ...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Heather Ashley Davis "I work on Chambers and Colfax"

How's tricks?

brandyistotalyawesom
brandyistotalyawesom

@Juan_Leg  WELL THAT IS MY AUNT THAT U ARE READING ABOUT AND THAT IS STRAIGHT UP COLD HEARTED OF YOU TO SAY THAT! YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE FAMILY IS GOING THROUGHT AND HOW SWEET OF A PERSON SHE WAS! THAT COMMENT THAT U MADE SHOULD BE TAKEN DOWN ASAP! YOUR COOMENT WASNT FUUNY AT ALL. IT WAS ONLY HURTFUL!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@brandyistotalyawesom ... what kind of niece are you that you'd let your elderly wheelchair bound aunt suffer homeless on the hardscrabble streets of Denver?


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