This new section is just getting started. It will eventually reveal countless metro Denver locations where murders occurred. Although crime may have moved out of your neighborhood, your cozy flat may be the location of a gruesome killing in the past. We thought you might like to know. We're sure your landlord would NOT want you to know. TenantRights.net will identify addresses from books, news clippings and files beginning with current newspaper reports and gradually going back in time. We will endeaver to report specific street addresses, dates, names of those involved and even specific apartment numbers where available.
Boulder - Numbered Streets:
- 755 15th St. - Five year old child pageant star Jon Benet Ramsey was found strangled to death in the basement of her home at 755 15th Street in Boulder in the early morning of December 26, 1996. Her extremely wealthy parents John and Patrica Ramsey became the worldwide focus of brutal public innuendos after police reportedly failed adequate procedures to secure an integral investigation. A ransom note has been the issue of intense scrutiny due in part to its mention of inside knowledge pertaining to John and his thriving software company Access Graphics which reportedly has sustained annual revenues in the billions of dollars.
- ref: assorted web sites and published news reports
Denver - Named Streets:
- 1400 block of Adams St. (just off E. Colfax Ave.) -
Alan Berg murder, 1984. (details later)
- 930 East Colfax Ave. (at Ogden St. on Capitol Hill) - The rooms of the Royal Host Motel have been host to countless murders over the years. The location had a long association with blatantly open crack cocaine dealing and street prostition in the 1980s and 1990s. In the 1970s it was an out-take scene for Clint Eastwood and his pet orangutang in the movie "Every Which Way But loose."
- ref: published reports & personal observation of bodies being removed by coroner, while a neighbor of the motel
- 1150 E. Colfax Ave. (at Marion St. on Capitol Hill) - A man was reportedly murdered at the Ramada Inn in the early hours of Sunday October 6, 1996 during a large party there attended by hundreds of youth.
- ref: spoke to people in large crowd during police response.
- 1424 Cherry Street - Someone reportedly committed suicide at this address by hanging themself in the basement decades ago.
14XX Ogden St. (Capitol Hill - The La Joya Apts?) - (exact address will be determined. It's mid-block on west side of street.) This two story apt. building was the scene of a late 1980s stabbing death where one man reportedly stabbed another in a conflict over a pork chop in one of the units' kitchens..
- ref: neighborhood reports on the night of the crime.
(approx. 1450) Ogden St. (Capitol Hill) - One night circa, 1987-89, there was a fire in the southeast corner apartment on the second floor of this two story apartment building. A body was found. It was rumored to be an accident until police determined it was a murder covered by arson.
- ref: Personal observation of Fired Dept. and neighborhood reports.
1001 Sherman, apt. #307, Poet's Row (Triton Properties) -Following is a report we received by email: "In July of 1999, there was a gentleman who resided in 1001 Sherman, apartment #307, (one of Tritons buildings-"Poets Row"), who died of natural causes. That in itself is not much news,except that he laid in his bed for over a month before the smell overpowered the whole building and there were millions of flies infesting every apartment in the building. This was in the middle of the summer and as you can imagine, when the authorities were finally notified, the smell was overpowering. The man had no relatives and was not missed anywhere- a very sad situation. The fire department cleaned up the mess that was left behind, (the) carpet, and a part of the floor where he had melted into. The bad part was that (after they took away the body) they just threw (the remaining biological maggot mess) into the dumpster behind the building where it remaind for the next week. Of course Triton was too cheap to call the rubbish company to come take it away early. It was so nasty! There were dumpster divers going through the mess every day. I have no idea how they could stand the smell and the flies."
- The above report was received 2001 March 01 from an alleged former tenant of Poet's Row, owned by Triton Properties: The correspondent had previously written to us about other Triton matters and had requested anonymity. TenantRights.Net may publish any reports of significant interest, but makes no claim as to their veracity except where specifically indicated.
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Thornton - Numbered Streets:
The "Ghost Dwellings" section was started 2kOct31Tues (Halloween)