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: firstname.lastname@example.org and find the show on Facebook or Instagram @coloredredpodcast to see photos associated with each case.
Historical Murders: The Murder of Signe Carlzen
On August 11, 1912, 32 year old SIgne Carlzen finished up teaching a music lesson in the Montclair neighborhood of Denver. At around 8PM she walked towards the streetcar line to take it back to her parent's home where she lived. At 9AM the next day, a farmer discovered her axed and mutilated body on the road towards the streetcar line. Police would arrest and question some 25 suspects, including many of the stranger people to ever walk in Denver.
The Murder of Susan Hernandez
On July 28, 2015, Susan Hernandez's daughter Katrina cannot reach her mom on the phone, and she gets a gut feeling that something is wrong. She drives over to her mom's house and finds a horrific scene, her mother is on fire in the basement. Detectives unravel a callous and obvious plot that originates inside the Hernandez family.
Historical Murders: The Troubled Mrs Emily Powell
On December 9, 1919, a butler for a Denver Apartment-Hotel discovered 38 year old Emily Powell despondent in a blood splattered room, her 10 year old daughter Jacqueline had been dead on the bed for hours. In their investigation, police find peculiar notes left behind by Emily that shed light on some of the delusional thoughts that haunted her.
1975 Colorado Springs Killing Spree
In the early morning hours of July 1st, 1975, a woman was found dead on the porch steps of a trailer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A blood trail 50 yards long marked the area where she crawled to the steps, and bloody marks on the door marked her futile attempts to ring the bell before dying. Her name was Karen Grammer, sister of famous actor Kelsey Grammer. It wasn't long before investigators discovered that all three murders over the course of 2 weeks were committed by the same suspects. Daniel Van Lone had been shot to death and robbed of 50 cents only days prior. Then Winfred Proffitt was stabbed with a bayonet during a staged drug deal. Police were on the hunt for three men on a rampage, and then, one of them cracked.
Historical Murders: The Grand Lake Spider House
Grand Lake, CO sits nestled next to the largest and deepest lake in Colorado. It's full of rich log cabin architecture and charming shops and restaurants, but it has a surprisingly dark past. One of the more amazing houses in the area is nearly 150 years old and is called The Spider House, due to the intricate latticework of wood that decorate this two story log home. This home was built by Warren Greggs for his wife Mary and large family, but it would not bring them happiness.
The Colorado "Mad Bomber"
In 1992, Grand Junction was rocked with three horrifying explosions. Pipe bombs were being planted in random places around the city and targeting no one in particular. Anyone could be the next victim by simply getting into their car or walking in the wrong place. The mystery seemed to life as investigators and ATF agents honed in on one suspect, a loner and electronics enthusiast named James Genrich. James had an interesting story of his own and also had tools in his home that investigators claimed made the bombs. But did they? I review some of the issues with older forensics technique in this no-so-closed case.
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Excellent coverage of Colorado cases without the fluff and filler like other crime podcasts.