Fifty homicides in year five of Mile High Murder: See where they happened

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Isabella Guzman is accused of stabbing her mother 77 times. Interactive graphics and videos below.
On May 17, 2009, The Latest Word launched the Mile High Murder archive. MHM recently marked its fifth anniversary -- and while the homicide numbers are lower than they were last year, the total is nothing to celebrate. In year four of the archive, which encompassed the Aurora theater shooting, there were 77 homicides -- so many that we had to document them in two separate posts. Year five is much more in line with the sum from year three: 49 homicides, one fewer than in the past twelve months.

Look below to see where all fifty homicides took place, as documented in interactive graphics and videos, accompanied by links to our original coverage.

Number 50: "Sandra Mercado found murdered on Lookout Mountain, but was it the crime scene?"

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This image, showing the area where Mercado's body was discovered, from 7News coverage.

Number 49: "Warrant: Richard Kirk may have been on pain meds, pot edible when he killed his wife."

Number 47 and 48: "Fabian Gonzales murder: More silence than justice in stabbings of baby, grandma."

Number 46: "Timothy Baca wounds two cops while being busted for allegedly killing his mom."


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Number 45: "Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting in West Denver."


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Number 44: "Nate Tallman murder a pot deal gone wrong? Russell Britton, Moises Mendez busted."

Number 43: "Thomas Laperch arrest: Murdered musician William Burchett robbed, stabbed, burned."


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Number 42: "Stephvon Atencio, James Dominguez-Castor busted in slaying of elderly Lakewood man."


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Number 41: "Murder victim found on blood-splattered bridge in Aurora."

Continue to keep counting down the fifty homicides in year five of Mile High Murder, featuring interactive graphics and videos.



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17 comments
Scottie Wilkerson
Scottie Wilkerson

This is disgusting. Take this shit down immediately. Nate is not another number. He was fucking murdered.

Brittany Seydel
Brittany Seydel

FUCK U WESTWORD TAKE THIS DOWN I DONT WANT TO SEE MY FRIEND IN THE NEWS ANYMORE

Stones
Stones

Isabella Guzman sure is hot... for a psychotic, murderous whore... But I wouldn't fuck her with someone else's dick...

Brett Andrews
Brett Andrews

Westword fucking BLOWS, wannabe journalists. I've said it since I moved here and I'll say it every day, fuck westword, not even the cunt at the front counter answering calls for min wage has a brain.

Sean Dolan
Sean Dolan

Or.... one week in Chicago for some perspective.

Jennie Trujillo
Jennie Trujillo

Seriou westword how about stories or thriving students, community leaders, our cities top fifty poets or artists.

Casey Calpin
Casey Calpin

Westword seems to be a pretty steady stream of misreporting and disappointment. Making click bait out of mugshots and murderers is as low as you can go while still calling yourself a newspaper.

Geoff Stevenson
Geoff Stevenson

You don't have to stay off Facebook. Just unlike westword like I am now going to do after this post.

G's Peace
G's Peace

This is why I stay OFF facebook. Because of posts like this. I realize we live in a crazy ass world. Not everyone has respect for life. But why does it have to be reported so often. It breeds new killers seeking the same fame in death. I had a few evil thoughts myself just reading this post...

Bree Dougan
Bree Dougan

Really tired of these posts glorifying killers, pervs, and sick fucks. THINK

Sher Quintana
Sher Quintana

Old story sick of seeing her face..i think you like her!

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