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Cold Cases

The Douglas County Cold Case Unit investigates cold cases. Cold cases are investigations that remain unsolved where known leads appear to have been exhausted. With advances in DNA technology and genealogy, we can go beyond customary investigative techniques to solve various types of cold cases. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is committed to pursuing justice for the victims and their families.

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You could hold the key to solving a cold case.

If you have information about suspects or wish to remain anonymous, please call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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Nanci Terese Nelson - In 1999, 31 year old Nanci Nelson's parents reported her missing because they had not heard from her and were concerned for her safety. She was last known to live in Oregon.
Nanci Terese Nelson

Rodrigo Zubiz-Rodriguez - On March 24, 1998, 33 year old Rodrigo Zubia-Rodriguez was found in the southbound lane of I-25. He had been hit by a car.
Rodrigo Zubia-Rodriguez

Bryan Keith Sanchez - On November 6, 1994, 37 year old Bryan Sanchez was found on an embankment of Plum Creek. He died from gunshot wounds.
Bryan Keith Sanchez

Rhonda Fisher - On April 1, 1987, 31 year old Rhonda Fisher was found in Larkspur near the 3500 block of S. Perry Park Road.
Rhonda Fisher

Robert James Bowling - Four month old Robert and his sister Ashley were last seen on August 11, 1985 in Parker, CO with their mother and her boyfriend. Ashley has since been located when the family resurfaced in Louisiana, without Robert. Robert is still missing.
Robert J. Bowling
Roger Dean - On November 1, 1985, 51 year old Roger Dean and his wife were in their home when an intruder held Roger at gunpoint. Roger was ultimately fatally shot.
Roger Dean

Linda Lou Struble - On March 13, 1983, 36 year old Linda Lou Struble "TITS", was found dead in a guard shack of the Castlewood Canyon State Park. It is possible she could have been murdered up to ten days prior. She died from a gunshot wound.
Linda Lou Struble

James Ihm
James Ihm
Oscar J. McNear
Oscar J. McNear

Helene Pruszynski
Helene Pruszynski

Roy and Patricia Bowden - On June 7th, 1977, 41 year old Patricia Bowden and her husband, Roy Bowden were found dead in their home in Sedalia. There was no sign of forced entry into their house, so it is assumed that they were familiar with their killer.
Roy & Patricia Bowden

John. J. Flood
John J. Flood