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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Came to His Death by Hard Drinking

Date: Monday, September 18, 1876
Victim: Roe
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: (Other/Unspecified CS)

Summary:

A guest at the Pike’s Peak House found another guest on the floor of an ajoining room with his throat cut. A doctor was summoned; the man died within minutes of the doctor’s arrival. The man had been under the influence of liquor since his arrival in town three weeks…

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With a Pleasant Smile as He Closed the Door (pending)

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 1881
Victim: Gillesten
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: (Other/Unspecified CS)

Summary:

This post is a placeholder for a murder or missing person incident which occurred in the Pikes Peak Region but where a file is “pending” as public reports haven’t been researched or transcribed yet. Named Within This File Primary John Gillesten Notes

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Our Criminal Annals Furnish Few Cases So Mysterious and So Brutal

Date: Friday, March 30, 1888
Victim: Hand, Kearney
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Edgerton (Historic), Air Force Academy

Summary:

Named Within This File Primary Mary Jane (Chalfant) Elworthy Kearney; Jamie Hand Other People Harris Brothers; Mr. and Mrs. Estes; S.K. Harris; Mrs. Beach; Coroner Davis; Dr. S.A. Fisk; Sheriff Jackson; Emory P. Moon; Nellie Elworthy; W.H. Sharpley; John Rand; W.A. Davis; A. Hutchinson; James Janus; Dr. A.G. Lewis; Dr….

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The City Has Been Stirred as Never Before Over a Crime

Date: Sunday, September 17, 1911
Victim: Burnham³, Wayne³
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Westside

Summary:

Named Within This File Primary Alice Burnham, Alice May Burnham, John Burnham, Blanche Wayne, Blanche McGinnis Wayne, Henry F. Wayne Other People Organizations or Places

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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: Thursday, October 22, 1970
Victim: Webb
Suspect: Lowe
Location: Village Seven

Summary:

Primary: Shirley Bessie Webb

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He Stopped at the House to Summon Aid

Date: Friday, June 27, 1975
Victim: Proffitt
Suspect:
Location: Memorial Park

Summary:

This incident is one of eight recorded as a master file documenting the murders of Francis G. Romisch (19); Daniel Howard Van Lone (29); Christobal F. Delgado (53); Winford Proffitt (19); Karen Elisa Grammer (18); Milton Abramson (64); Winslow Douglas Watson; III (21); and Louis Allen “Ricky” Miller (Lewis) (21)….

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The Summer When Bodies, Victims of Seemingly Random Murders, Kept Turning Up

Date: Tuesday, July 1, 1975
Victim: Grammer
Suspect: Corbett, Dunn, Glenn, McLeod
Location: Ivywild

Summary:

This incident is one of eight recorded as a master file documenting the murders of Francis G. Romisch (19); Daniel Howard Van Lone (29); Christobal F. Delgado (53); Winford Proffitt (19); Karen Elisa Grammer (18); Milton Abramson (64); Winslow Douglas Watson; III (21); and Louis Allen “Ricky” Miller (Lewis) (21)….

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Officials Deny Link Among Murders

Date: Wednesday, July 2, 1975
Victim: Abramson
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Fort Carson

Summary:

This incident is one of eight recorded as a master file documenting the murders of Francis G. Romisch (19); Daniel Howard Van Lone (29); Christobal F. Delgado (53); Winford Proffitt (19); Karen Elisa Grammer (18); Milton Abramson (64); Winslow Douglas Watson; III (21); and Louis Allen “Ricky” Miller (Lewis) (21)….

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17, with Acne and a Blue Fluffy Coat

Date: Monday, February 7, 1977
Victim: Honzell
Suspect: [unsolved]
Location: Pikeview

Summary:

Named Within This File Primary Maria Lorraine Honzell Other People Organizations or Places Notes

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He Was Dragged Screaming from Courtroom

Date: Friday, January 12, 1979
Victim: Sisneros³
Suspect: Perry
Location:

Summary:

Primary: Yvonne Sisneros, Benjamin Lawrence Sisneros, Carlos Ray Sisneros, James Joseph Perry Other People Organizations or Places Shop Related Books

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