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Officials announce world’s oldest cold case solved using geneology

BE ON THE LOOK OUT April 26, 2020 JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Coloradans don't have to look far to find the world's oldest cold case to be solved using genetic genealogy. Officials in Jefferson County made that announcement Thursday involving a homicide that happened when John F. Kennedy was president. It has been almost 57 years since Margare...
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Genealogy leads to 81-year-old suspect in 1963 cold case murder near Deckers (BOLO)

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced the suspect in a cold case murder from more than 56 years ago. April 24,2020 JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — During a press conference on Thursday morning, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced the suspect in a cold case murder from more than 56 years ago. The sheriff's office said an arres...
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Evidence Supervisor - Weld County Sheriff's Office - Greeley, CO


Salary: Starting pay is $24.33-27.35 per hour plus benefits depending on relevant experience ($50,616-$56,897 annually) Job Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation• High School Diploma or GED.Required Work Experience• 1 year of experience in Supervision and Management of directly assigned personnel (or articulated equivalent)• 1 year of exper...
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05

Man suspected in four 1984 Colorado cold case murders advised of charges in Arapahoe Co. case

DNA technology linked Ewing to both the Arapahoe and Jefferson county cases, March 4, 2020 DENVER – The man suspected of killing four people and sexually assaulting a young girl in 1984, who was extradited back to Colorado from Nevada in recent days, was advised of the multiple felony charges he faces in his Arapahoe County case Monday. Alex Christ...
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CSPD internal review reveals over 100 felony cases possibly tainted by missing evidence


  "The potential is they did not have all the paperwork on their case when they went through the criminal justice process," March 1, 2020 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs Police admit there are around 150 felony criminal cases that could be tainted by missing evidence. On Friday, the department revealed the results of an inter...
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28

Rocky Ford police officer accused of taking marijuana from evidence to sell

The investigation is still ongoing, CBI says. We're working on getting more details. February 27, 2020 ROCKY FORD, Colo. (KRDO) -- A police officer in Rocky Ford is facing a felony charge after an investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation found that he may have stolen marijuana that was seized during an active police investigation and t...
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DEC
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Snatched beer mug, genealogy website help Douglas County detectives make arrest in 1980 murder of college student


Detectives used online genealogy databases and help from private companies to wade through Clanton's unorthodox family and numerous aliases to identify him as the suspect. December 28, 2019 A secretly snagged beer mug — and the DNA it carried — was the final piece of evidence the Douglas County sheriff's detectives needed to arrest a Florida man in...
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Authorities announce 1981 Jefferson Co. cold case murder solved through genetic genealogy testing


Man who died in 2012 ID'd as suspect in teen's rape, murder September 10, 2019 Photo by: Courtesy Jefferson County Sheriff Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader announced that Donald Steven Perea, who died in May 2012 at age 54, was responsible for the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 18-year-old Jeannie Moore in August 1981. JEFFERSON COUN...
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JUN
15

Arrest made in Colorado Springs cold case, 20-year-old female Fort Carson soldier murdered

Police found DNA evidence on the victim's body, but it took years to identify a suspect. June 14, 2019 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - More than three decades after a Fort Carson soldier was found strangled to death, police believe they caught her murderer. Arrest papers obtained by 11 News detail how authorities tracked the alleged killer down. P...
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OCT
13

Former Fremont County Sheriff's deputy gets 2 years in Department of Corrections


Pleading guilty in August to stealing from the scene of an active homicide investigation earlier this year. October 12, 2018 A former Fremont County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced Friday to two years in the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in August to stealing from the scene of an active homicide investigation earlier this year. Dis...
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Colorado Springs police arrest man in connection with decades-old homicide (DNA)


Police took DNA samples from semen left by the killer and interviewed several suspects who had seen her early that morning. September 20, 2019 Colorado Springs police have taken one step closer to solving a decades-old cold case with the arrest of a 46-year-old man in connection with the alleged rape and killing of Mary Lynn Vialpondo, police chief...
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A homicide case haunted detectives for 34 years. Now a suspect faces multiple charges


According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, Ewing has been in prison in Nevada on charges ranging from aggravated escape to burglary to attempted murder Enter Article DATE HERE (CNN)Closure may come to two families in Colorado as authorities announced they had charged a man with killing four people more than 30 years ago. At a joint new...
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Fremont County Sheriff candidates weigh in on Beicker resignation


The Sheriff's office has faced scrutiny throughout Beicker's leadership including a deputy who's is currently facing trial for stealing evidence from a crime scene. August 2, 2018 FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. - The future of the Fremont County Sheriff's office is still up in the air after Sheriff Jim Beicker submitted his resignation Tuesday night. County...
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JUL
24

Former Fremont County Sheriff's Office Detective ordered to serve 15 days on misdemeanor charge


Dodd was found guilty by a jury June 28 on three of four counts relating to the possession of murder evidence in a personal storage unit. July 23, 2018 Former Fremont County Sheriff's Office Detective Robert Dodd was ordered Monday to serve 15 days in jail on a misdemeanor charge of abuse of public records, but that sentence was stayed after his at...
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JUN
29

Former Fremont County Sheriff's Office Detective Robert Dodd found guilty on three of four counts


The charges stem from the December 2016 discovery of evidence in the storage locker found by Cañon City resident Rick Ratzlaff, who purchased the unit. June 29, 2018 Former Fremont County Sheriff's Office Detective Robert Dodd was found guilty on three of four counts relating to the possession of murder evidence in a personal storage unit by a jury...
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JUN
26

Trial starts for former investigator accused of keeping evidence in personal locker


He declined a plea deal this year on four misdemeanor charges related to keeping case evidence in a personal storage locker. June 25, 2018 FREMONT COUNTY - A 6-person jury is now seated in the trial of former Fremont County Sheriff's investigator Robert Dodd. He declined a plea deal this year on four misdemeanor charges related to keeping case evid...
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JUN
22

Fremont County deputy accused of stealing from death scene


Circumstances create unsettling echoes 2016 incident in which evidence was found in deputy's storage unit June 22, 2018 Already mourning the violent death of her 77-year-old father, Jeanette Orchard now worries that a deputy may have destroyed evidence needed to solve the case by stealing from the crime scene. "The cops who were supposed to be prot...
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MAY
19

Former Fremont County Sheriff's Office detective Robert Dodd appears in person for hearing

A former Fremont County Sheriff's Office detective who allegedly kept a bloody rope and other crime evidence in a personal storage locker has not yet accepted a plea agreement. Enter Article DATE HERE A former Fremont County Sheriff's Office detective who allegedly kept a bloody rope and other crime evidence in a personal storage locker has no...
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MAR
01

Former Leadville Police Chief Sentenced For Thefts From Evidence Room

The investigation revealed that Leake took several guns from the evidence room, brought them to pawn shops in Denver, and presented himself as the owner. Enter Article DATE HERE LEADVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) — A judge sentenced Michael Leake, the police chief for the city of Leadville for six years, to 15 years of probation Friday for stealing from ...
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02

Eagle County Sheriff: Old VHS movies, unidentified bones among items in Evidence Vault (column)

Residents may remember the 7-foot-tall inflatable penguin that made its way from house to house in Eagle-Vail five years ago Enter Article DATE HERE here's a 12-pack of Corona, and let the party begin. Those must have been the words of the teens arrested for underage drinking back in 1994. If they can prove ownership, then now that they are le...
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DEC
01

Former Colorado Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Weapons Theft

A former Colorado police chief has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing weapons from his department and its evidence room and then selling them to pawn shops. December 1, 2017 LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) — A former police chief in a small Colorado town has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing weapons from his department and its evidence room and then s...
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OCT
21

District Attorney expects to file more charges against Fremont County Sheriff's Office detective


What led to the charges against Dodd was the discovery of evidence in a storage unit that belonged to him. Enter Article DATE HERE Additional charges against a former Fremont County Sheriff's Office detective are expected to be filed within the next month by the District Attorney's Office. Robert Dodd, who now is retired from the FCSO, faces t...
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25

Inside CSPD's evidence locker - guns, furniture, baseball bats and cake


Already the unit is running out of room in its combined 16,000 square-foot facilities, forcing the Police Department to purchase Conex containers to hold the overflow. September 25 The most bizarre objects you can think of probably have been stored in the Colorado Springs Police Department's evidence facilities at one point or another. Some of the ...
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29

Woman charged with stealing drugs from Okaloosa County Sheriffs

"This situation came to light through routine procedures, spot checks, and internal controls, August 29, 2917 OKALOOSA CO. (WTVY) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office today charged an OCSO civilian employee with grand theft of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. 40-year old Deidra Rezzarday, a P...
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JUN
08

Pueblo attorney represents accused former sheriff's lieutenant

The evidence recovered from the storage locker included blood-soaked women's socks, a blanket, rope, hatchet and other items believed to be linked with the Hiltz homicide, which Dodd helped investigate a decade ago. June 6, 2017 CANON CITY -- Former Fremont County Sheriff Lt. Robert Dodd did not have to appear in county court Tuesday in connection ...
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JAN
19

DNA evidence helps Colorado Springs police ID dead man as being responsible for teen’s 1972 slaying


Colorado Springs police say their cold case unit has used DNA evidence to identify a dead man as the person responsible for killing a 19-year-old woman in 1972. January 19, 2017 Colorado Springs police say their cold case unit has used DNA evidence to identify a dead man as the person responsible for killing a 19-year-old woman in 1972. Craig Brame...
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17

Fremont Co. residents react after homicide evidence found in storage unit

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2006 murder evidence found in Fremont County Sheriff's Office storage unit

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03

DNA Helps Cold Case Unit Solve 1977 Teen Murder


Over the years the evidence in Hurtado's unsolved murder was preserved in hopes that advances in technology might yield new results. The samples, taken from under Hurtado's fingernails in 1977, were resubmitted to the CBI Forensic Lab for additional testing along with DNA samples from known relatives of C.K. November 3, 2016 Over the years the evid...
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OCT
28

Officer Arrested, Accused Of Stealing $1,200 From Crime Scene


A Denver police officer has been arrested, accused of stealing money from a suspect. His body camera apparently caught him taking the cash from a crime scene. October 28, 2016 DENVER (CBS4)– A Denver police officer has been arrested, accused of stealing money from a suspect. His body camera apparently caught him taking the cash from a crime scene. ...
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JUL
29

Lincoln County Sheriff's brother sentenced to 90 days in jail for gun theft


Brother admitted to stealing from evidence locker Jul 29, 2016 LINCOLN COUNTY, Colo. -- A judge sentenced the brother of a Lincoln County sheriff to spend 90 days in jail Friday after pleading guilty to embezzling public property. Dustin Zane Nestor admitted stealing weapons from the sheriff's office's unlocked evidence locker while he worked there...
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JUL
16

DNA match found in 20% of backlogged rape kits


Of the 3,542 rape kits tested since that law was enacted, CBI found 691 matches in a national DNA database, giving police a new chance at finding suspects Jul 15, 2016 ARVADA, Colo. -- The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said it has found DNA matches in 20 percent of the state's backlog of rape kits.In 2012, the Denver7 Investigators found thousan...
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11

Ex-Lake County deputy Hartman gets probation, community service for lock-up thefts

The Chaffee County Times, chaffeecountytimes.comBYLINE: Ryan Fitzmaurice, Leadville HeraldLake County, COHartmanFormer Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeffrey Hartman was sentenced on Feb. 4 to two years of supervised probation for official misconduct and two years deferred judgm...
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MAY
15

Former deputy stole guns from evidence to sell

KUSA-TV, 9News, 9news.comBYLINE: Mallory E Davis and Robert Garrison, KUSALake County, COFormer Lake County Deputy Sheriff William Berry was convicted of embezzlement and official misconduct Thursday.LEADVILLE - A former Lake County deputy was convicted of stealing guns out ...
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APR
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2 Lake County Officers Accused Of Stealing Guns From Evidence Locker

CBS 4 Denver,denver.cbslocal.comWilliam Berry Arrest AffidavitLake County, COSgt. Jeffrey Hartman (credit: Lake County Sheriff’s Office)LEADVILLE, Colo. (CBS4) – Two law enforcement officers are going to face charges after allegedly stealing several guns from the evidence lo...
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NOV
12

Officer Charged With DUI And Tampering With Evidence

CBS Local Media, CBS 4 HD DenverBYLINE: Associated Press Colorado Springs, COOfficer David Rosenhoff em>(credit: Colorado Springs Police)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A policeman is being investigated for felony tampering after he allegedly stole a blood sample taken from h...
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Denver police officer under investigation after drug evidence goes missing

FOX31 Denver KDVR-TV, kdvr.comBYLINE: Justin JosephDenver, CODENVER — A Denver police officer is under investigation after evidence from a drug bust went missing.The investigation focuses on Officer Brian Niven who we found at his Highlands Ranch home Wednesday.A veteran of ...
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MAY
03

Granite Falls ex-police chief focus of investigation


The Daily Herald Co., heraldnet.comBYLINE: Rikki King and Eric Stevick, Herald Writers, to ArticleGranite Falls, COAbout $2,000 was returned after an investigation of Tony Domish's time leading the Granite Falls department found the money was illegall...
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25

Ex-Sheriff's Office Worker Sentenced For Theft

The E.W. Scripps Co., KKTV ABC 7 News, thedenverchannel.comBYLINE: Thomas Hendrick, News EditorLink to ArticlePueblo County, COPUEBLO, Colo. -- A former employee of the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to stealing from t...
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FEB
24

Former Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Sheriff's Evidence

Gray Television, Inc., KKTV 11 News, kktv.comBYLINE: Associated Press, KKTV / APLink to ArticlePueblo County, COTara Adame Admits To Taking MoneyGuilty. That is the plea entered in by a former Sheriff’s Office employee who was accused of stealing evidence.Tara Adame will now...
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OCT
12

Gang leader wants case tossed because Denver police destroyed cocaine evidence

The Denver Post, denverpost.comBYLINE: Felisa Cardona The Denver PostLink to ArticleDenver, COBrian Hicks, from a February file photo. (John Prieto, The Denver Post)Four kilograms of cocaine were mistakenly destroyed by a Denver police property sergeant before the case again...
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18

Cash Missing From Pueblo Sheriff Evidence Room

ABC7 NEWS, TheDenverChannel.com, thedenverchannel.comLink to ArticlePueblo County, COTara Adame, the former head of the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office evidence and property section, resigned amid an investigation into missing money, Sheriff Kirk Taylor said.Sheriff: Evidence...
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Cash Missing From Pueblo Sheriff Evidence Room

ABC7 NEWS, TheDenverChannel.com, thedenverchannel.comLink to ArticlePueblo County, COTara Adame, the former head of the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office evidence and property section, resigned amid an investigation into missing money, Sheriff Kirk Taylor said.Sheriff: Evidence...
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FEB
18

E-mails: Broomfield looks for 'leaker,' blames media

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9 Wants to Know, www.9news.comBYLINE: Deborah.Sherman, to ArticleOne VideoBroomfield, COBROOMFIELD - E-mails from Broomfield's police chief and city council members show they're blaming the media for reporting about their problems and trying to...
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JUN
21

APD sifting through its evidence room

Aspen Daily News, aspendailynews.comLink to ArticleCarolyn Sackariason, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer , COComplete inventory being taken of three decades’ worth of evidenceAfter an independent audit of Aspen Police Department operations earlier th...
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18

Blood evidence in dispute in alleged rape case

Aspen Daily NewsBYLINE: Troy Hooper, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer, Link to ArticleAspen, COThe defense and prosecution in the alleged Centennial rape case went at it again Wednesday as the two sides continue to battle over what is admissible at trial...
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FEB
13

Larimer County settlement would give Tim Masters about $4 million

The Denver PostBy Miles Moffeit, The Denver PostLink to ArticleOne PictureFive VideosLarimer County, COTim Masters, 38, spent a decade behind bars before advanced DNA testing resulted in his release in 2008. (Denver Post file photo)Larimer County commissioners have reached a...
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JAN
03

Ensuring justice by securing the evidence

The Denver PostBYLINE: Susan Greene Denver Post ColumnistDenver, COClarence Moses-EL may spend the rest of his life behind bars as the face of a national problem that too long has gone ignored.From prison, the Colorado inmate won a judge's permission to test the DNA evidence...
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DEC
08

EDITORIAL: Mary Pierce case shows keeping cold cases active is worth the effort

Greeley Tribune (Colorado)Weld County, CODec. 8 -- There's a reason there is no statute of limitations on murder cases, and we saw it last week in Weld County.An arrest was made in the murder of Mary Pierce, who was kidnapped from a 7-Eleven store in 1977, raped and murdered...
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DEC
07

DNA: It's not just for homicides anymore It's solving burglaries elsewhere,

The Houston ChronicleBYLINE: By JAMES PINKERTON, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, , CObut HPD can't afford it, Hurtt says DNA: 'It's a resource issue'DNA IN DENVERDenver authorities have used DNA evidence to tie hundreds of career criminals to burglaries and...
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