To the Indians, He Was an Avenging Spirit They Spoke About in Whispers

Date: Monday, April 1, 1861
Victim: Vantress⁴
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Other El Paso County

Summary:

In the Spring of 1861, a man returned from hunting and found his wife and three children dead about 20 miles outside of Colorado Springs near the Sand Creek. An article in this file reports the four individuals were murdered by Indians and that the man responded by creating a…

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On Account of His Sparkling and Exhilarating Disposition of Character

Date: Saturday, March 1, 1873
Victim: Champagne
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Cheyenne Cañon

Summary:

In February to March of 1873, the body of a man from France was found in Cheyenne Cañon. An inquiry into the death decided he had been lured by an unidentified person, to the location for a picnic before his neck was deliberately broken. This is an incomplete file; approximately…

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Planning the Summary Vengeance That Awaited the Murderer

Date: Monday, November 20, 1876
Victim: Brown, Brown
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: La Veta (Huerfano)

Summary:

A husband and wife were found dead and their married daughter with a child in her arms were all beaten east of La Veta on a road to Walsenburg. The daughter was likely to survive and give an account of the assault and murderer. The published editorial position favored the…

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Horrified at the Discovery of the Remains of a Second Person

Date: Thursday, August 24, 1882
Victim: Roenigk, Bagby
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Other Ute Pass

Summary:

In October 1883, a young man fishing a creek along Ute Pass found the long dead remains of two or three people. A newspaper employee recalled an advertisement a year earlier seeking the whereabouts of two missing men. Family and a law enforcement associate of one of the missing men…

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It Promises to Battle the Skill of the Most Expert Detectives

Date: Friday, August 1, 1884
Victim: Unidentified
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Manitou Park (Historic)

Summary:

The scattered bones of an unidentified man were found in a sparsely inhabited, almost inaccessible mountainous part of northwestern El Paso County. An investigation identified both firearm and blunt force as a cause of death; it also suggested the presence of a mysterious wealthy man in the area several years…

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Until the Shock and Loss of Blood Overcame Him

Date: Sunday, March 15, 1891
Victim: Basel
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Monument, Rampart Range

Summary:

The decomposed body of a man was found by a rancher tending to a fence west of Monument. Identification of the man was made possible by a dated, legal receipt in his pocket. The coroner theorized the man was among a group of tie choppers (lumber/timber labor) late one cold…

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Cold-blooded and Daring

Date: Thursday, December 26, 1901
Victim: Gleason
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Altman (Historic)

Summary:

Named Within This File Primary Martin Gleason Other People Organizations or Places Wild Horse and Deadwood mines, body found at bottom of the Kalamazoo shaft, Cripple Creek

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A Deliberate Plot of Wholesale Murder

Date: Monday, June 6, 1904
Victim: Augustine, Barbar, Buckley, Deland, Haag, Hartsell, Henderson, Johnson, Kelso, McCoy, McLane, Muhleise, Ross, St. Clair, Shanklin
Suspect: Neville, Orchard
Location:

Summary:

Primary: George Augustine; Charles Barbar; Fred Buckley; S. Deland; Henry J. Haag; James Hartsell; George S. Henderson; J. Johnson; John Kelso; Herbert McCoy; Alex McLane; Arthur Muhleise; Ed Ross; Robert St. Clair; Al S. Shanklin; Harry Orchard; J.J. Neville

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Born on a Passenger Train

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 1929
Victim: Unidentified
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Fountain

Summary:

Named Within This File Primary Unidentified Male Infant Other People Organizations or Places

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Now It Is All Ended

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 1933
Victim: Hanson
Suspect: Neal
Location: Florissant

Summary:

Ida M. Hanson see also /file19330707 (unidentified) see also /file19330128 (unidentified)

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Many Clues Lead To Nowhere and Identity Is Unknown

Date: Friday, July 7, 1933
Victim: Unidentified
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Florissant

Summary:

Named Within This File Primary Unidentified Other People Organizations or Places Notes see also /file19330516 (Hanson) see also /file19330128 (unidentified)

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Date: Sunday, April 3, 1955
Victim: Joggerst
Suspect:
Location:

Summary:

Primary: Anthony Wilfred “Charlie” Joggerst

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Kneeling as Though in Prayer

Date: Thursday, September 29, 1960
Victim: Gaughan
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Bonnyville

Summary:

Named Within This File Primary James Joseph Gaughan Jr. Other People Organizations or Places

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