Rank #1: 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?
Rank #2: The Death of Morgan Ingram
Rank #3: 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.
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Rank #4: The Unsolved Hammer Murders
Rank #5: The Denver Spiderman
This is the first ever recording for this podcast.
Rank #6: The Murder of Al Kite
Al Kite answered his door in Aurora, Colorado in 2004, to let in a prospective renter who he had met before. He had just finished talking with his girlfriend on the phone and it was the last time anyone Al knew would speak with him. He was found two days later, tortured and murdered in his basement. The killer would live in his house for the weekend, sleep in his bed, wear his clothes and drive his car to the ATM to get cash from Al's account. To top it all off, the killer has never been caught.
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Rank #7: 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.
Rank #8: The Murder of Nancy Pfister
Rank #9: The Murder of Alie Berrelez
Rank #10: Historical Murders: The Unsolved Murder of Lois Coursey
It's June 19, 1957 and Nora "Lois" Coursey has just dropped off her 11 year old daughter at a birthday party in Englewood, CO. A woman at the party notes she forgot to pick up party napkins and Lois offers to go run an errand for the them. She walks out into her car and drives off, never to be seen by loved ones again. In the coming weeks Denver would find out about the secret life of the Courseys.
Rank #11: Historical Murders: The Denver Dresden Doll
It's 1911 and Gertrude Gibson Patterson valued the finer things in life, as evidenced by her taste in designer wardrobes and her secret "benefactor" in the form of a man who was old enough to be her grandfather. She also valued attention from men more her age, which is why she married a secret lover and moved to Denver, CO with him. But life in Denver wasn't what she expected and she had a plan to remedy that.
Rank #12: The 1975 Killing Season
Rank #13: 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.
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Rank #14: William Lee "Wild Bill Cody" Neal
Rank #15: Colorado's Christmas Murders
A short episode talking about some of Colorado's Christmas murders, from the infamous to the unknown and going back all the way to the 1890's. This is the final episode of the year and I want to thank everyone for a wonderful year getting my podcast up and running!
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