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Colored Red

A look into the lesser known murders and true crime of Colorado. Learn about dark tales from Colorado and the murderous history of the Mile High City. Contact the host at: coloredredpodcast@gmail.com and find the show on Facebook or Instagram @coloredredpodcast to see photos associated with each case.

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The Murder of Jessica Ridgeway

On October 5, 2012, 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway was walking to school when she disappeared. Her dismembered torso would be found a week later in an open space less than 10 miles from her home. The graphic details of what happened to Jessica would unfold as police interviewed the teenager responsible for her murder, a sadistic pedophile named Austin Sigg. Music From Free Music Archive by Borrtex and Ryan Andersen

36mins

2 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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The "Clockwork Orange Murder" of Jacine Gielinski

Jacine Gielinski was on her way to visit her boyfriend on April 29, 1997 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Little did she know she was being stalked by two men in another car after they saw her stopped at a stoplight. As she exited her car to enter her boyfriend's apartment complex, the two men grabbed her and shoved her into their car. Within less than two hours she would be dead. The two men who killed her would turn out to be two incredibly inept and psychologically immature guys looking to get laid. They fantasized about violence and sex and used the movie "A Clockwork Orange" as their inspiration. 

58mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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The Murder of Nancy Pfister

Aspen's Golden Girl was found murdered in her locked bedroom closet. The story that unfolded about her life was full of fun parties, reckless abandon and plenty of drama. The story about her death was equally bizarre and many believe the full story still isn't known. I walk through the case, the many people in it and the unique circumstances that led to this the so-called conclusion in the question of who murdered Nancy Pfister.

1hr 4mins

28 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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The Death of Morgan Ingram

Morgan Ingram was only 20 years old when she was found deceased in her bedroom on December 2, 2011. The police would determine that she committed suicide but her parents insist that she was killed by a stalker who had been stalking her for 4 months. They claim the stalker threw rocks at their windows, lurked in their yard, crept onto their roof and was capable of evading detection. No image of a stalker near Morgan's window was ever captured by the 18 wildlife cameras they had set up around the house. What happened to Morgan Ingram?

1hr 13mins

30 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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The Devil's Foothold: The Murder of Jennifer and Abby Blagg

The Blagg family was described as a picture perfect family. They were born-again Christians and active in their community. But on November 13, 2001, Michael Blagg calls 911 from his home in Grand Junction, Colorado to report his wife and daughter missing. There's a massive pool of blood on his wife's side of the bed. At first, Michael appears to be a concerned husband but his bizarre actions that day reveal a man determined to appear to be someone he's not. 

49mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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The 1975 Killing Season

1975 might have been the most gruesome year in Grand Junction's recent history. That year saw the arrival of a serial killer, a family murder and a home invasion that would not be solved for three decades. In addition to these crimes I'll be discussing the only unsolved case from Grand Junction that year as well as another case from Pueblo that is equally bizarre.

29mins

1 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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The McCormick Murder Farm

For decades rumors persisted about a farm on the eastern plains of Colorado where transients and farm workers would head to for work and never be seen again. This farm was owned by Tom McCormick and run by him, his two sons Michael and John and the dozens of transient farm hands they recruited from Denver. The McCormicks carried a reputation of being mean and quick to anger and it wasn't until an investigation into missing trucker named Herbert Donoho in 1983 that the truth, or what small part we know of it, was uncovered about the horrors of the McCormick farm. 

40mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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The Colfax Serial Killer: Vincent Darrell Groves

Vincent Darrell Groves is Colorado's most prolific serial killer. He was caught after a man watched him dump a body in an alley behind his house and police stalked him like a shadow for years. He was arrested for one murder and released, only to kill many times over. He wasn't so much cunning as he was utterly invisible and spontaneous, killing any woman who he saw an opportunity to attack. The full extent of his crimes would only be realized in 2010, but that isn't the end of them.

43mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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The Mysterious Death of Randy Wilson

On June 14, 2010 Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson was found dead by his car in a field at the intersection of two rural county roads. He had his hands tied behind his back, a bag over his head and his own belt around his neck. Clues would be few and far between in the case until a man confesses to the murder in 2017. But he doesn't confess in any conventional way, he does so by facebooking detectives, leaving notes around a mall, and writing on the windows of his apartment. Is he the man who killed Randy Wilson, or is something else at play here? 

37mins

31 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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The Murder of Randy Baker

Randy Baker had a rough start to his year in 2017. He had heart surgery, his wife left him, and he had fallen asleep at the wheel a grand total of 5 times. But the real surprise came when Randy was found dead on August 16, 2017 by his wife Kelly. She seemed upset and so did his sister, Carol, and at first it appeared he died from natural causes. However, police would soon uncover a greedy family conspiracy that would shock Greeley, Colorado. 

28mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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The Black Widow: Jill Coit

On October 31, 1993, a hardware store owner from Steamboat Springs, Colorado named Gerry Boggs was found dead in his home. He was struck with a shovel and shot several times in the back. The first suspect to cross anyone's mind was the woman he was briefly married to, Jill Coit. By that time, Jill was very obviously unhinged and desperate for control and cash but investigators would soon uncover decades of bigamy, fraud, deceit, and another dead husband whose murder is still unsolved.

1hr 2mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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The Murder of Kenia Monge

On April 1, 2011 Kenia Monge vanished from a club in Lower Downtown Denver (Lodo). A bizarre text message is found on her phone by her stepdad and police soon zero in on a strange man named Travis Forbes, who has a history of assault on women. As police try to figure out what he did with Kenia, they cannot imagine the horror he would be involved in next. Check out the Kenia Monge Foundation: https://keniamonge.wordpress.com/Music from Free Music Archive by Lobo Loco, Daniel Birch and Broke for Free. 

37mins

31 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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The Unsolved Murder of Peggy Hettrick and Railroading of Tim Masters

On Februrary 11, 1987, 15-year-old Tim Masters walked through the field behind his house on the way to the school bus stop in Fort Collins, Colorado. There he discovered the body of Peggy Hettrick who was lying face up with her shirt pulled up and her pants pulled down around her knees. She had been stabbed and mutilated. The investigation that would follow would span over a decade and be bungled so severely that it saw an innocent man behind bars. Many suspects, some more obvious than others, would come to the surface. Will we ever know who killed Peggy Hettrick? 

1hr 22mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Historical Murders: Strangler's Row

The Denver Strangler lurked the streets of Denver in 1894 and killed three women. We look at Denver at the time and what the Tenderloin district was all about.

11mins

16 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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The Murder of Alie Berrelez

May 18th, 1993 was one of the first warm days kicking off the start of summer in Colorado. Alie Berrelez played outside with her brother, only feet from their own front door. While their babysitter stepped inside briefly, Alie vanished. The case wouldn't be solved for nearly two decades.

23mins

25 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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A Brief History of Colorado State Penitentiary

In this episode I'll go over some of the more notable events of the Colorado State Penitentiary leading up to the 1970's. I'll cover the execution methods including one odd execution method that was only ever used in Colorado. Also hear about some of the weirder stories of inmates buried at Woodpecker Hill including some gruesome murders.

33mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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Historical Murders: The Smiling Stepmother

In the second episode of the Historical Murders segment, I cover the case of Pearl O'Loughlin. Ten year old Leona O'Loughlin, daughter of a Denver Detective, was found dead in Berkeley Lake in 1930. Who murdered her and why? This case was sensational news at the time and sent Denver into a frenzy.

19mins

13 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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Historical Murders: The Sand Creek Massacre

On November 29, 1864, First Colorado Calvary troops of the Colorado Territory led by Colonel John Chivington, a preacher from Ohio with no war experience, attacked a camp of peace seeking indigenous tribes by Sand Creek. Nearly 200 members of the tribes were killed, mostly elderly men, women, and children. But the massacre isn't the only story to be found in this tragedy. A man named Silas Soule emerged on the right side of history before going down as Denver legend in his own tragic end. A young Cherokee woman named Mochi, blind with rage after witnessing her family and people slaughtered at Sand Creek, went on to seek revenge.

28mins

16 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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The Disappearance of Nonnie Dotson

On November 19, 2006, Nonnie Dotson walked to run some errands near Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton, CO. She was never seen or heard from again. Nonnie was an active duty Air Force officer and due to be released from the military the following May. The ensuing investigation would question whether or not Nonnie was a military deserter, a victim of a random kidnapping, or the victim of something even stranger. In a surprising twist, her brother Tony Dotson is revealed to be anything but innocent. 

31mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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The Murder of Spider Sabich

Spider Sabich (Vladimir Peter Sabich Jr) was a professional skier at the top of his game in the early 1970's. He raced in the Olympics as well as the World Cup and owned a chalet in beautiful Aspen, Colorado. He thought he had everything he could have ever wanted until he met Claudine Longet, a beautiful french pop star, and their relationship immediately took off . Yet within the span of 6 short years, their life was headed a different direction, and Claudine had a decision to make. 

33mins

1 May 2019

Rank #20