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The Colorado Cannibal: The Story of Alferd Packer

Alferd Packer, also known as the Colorado Cannibal and the “Man-Eater,” remains a popular state figure but was denied a posthumous pardon.

The Park County Murderer: ‘The Most Brutal and Unprovoked Murder Ever Known in Park County’

Benjamin Ratcliff was hanged in February 1896 for murdering three school board members in “the most brutal and unprovoked murder ever known in Park County,” according to the New Castle News.

2011 Denver Murder Ends in 2017 Guilty Plea

Travis Forbes was sentenced to life in prison for the assault on and murder of Monge, plus 48 years to be served consecutively for the crimes against Tillman.

JonBenet Ramsey: The Famous Colorado Murder That Spawned a Flurry of Lawsuits

The murder of JonBenet Ramsey has been the subject of numerous TV specials, books, magazine spreads, documentaries and podcast episodes.

Former Idaho Governor and Cripple Creek Mine Owner Assassinated Following Colorado Labor Wars

Frank Steunenberg, the owner of the Cripple Creek Mine, was assassinated by dynamite in 1905 shortly after the conclusion of the Colorado Labor Wars.

The ‘Wildest Gun Battle in Denver History’ Was Also the First Successful Mint Holdup in the U.S.

The Denver Mint’s 1922 robbery was the “wildest gun battle in Denver history” and the first successful Mint Holdup.

1994 Denver Cold Case Gets 2021 Arrest

The Denver DA in June announced it charged Steven Cumberbatch with the murder of Rita Desjardine, a breakthrough on a 1994 cold case.

Cult Leader’s Death Still Undetermined, Charges Dropped Against Members

Charges against the members of the 5D Full Disclosure group, formerly known as Love Has Won, were dropped on Tuesday.