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Melvin Smith

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 10/27/1987


Agency: Aurora Police Department

City: Aurora

Date of Birth: 05/15/1949

County: Adams

Date of Death: 10/27/1987

Agency Case #: 87-2313127

Age: 38

Judicial District: 17th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: African American

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Black

About this Case:

On October 27, 1987, at approximately 7:10 P.M., Melvin Smith, an evangelist preacher from St. Louis, Missouri, exited the south side of the Holiday Inn located at 15500 East 40th Avenue. Mr. Smith was loading items into his vehicle when he was shot in the back with a high powered rifle. Several hotel employees were nearby at the time of the shooting. Witnesses saw no vehicles or movement in the parking lot, but did hear a gunshot. Anyone with information regarding this case, is asked to please contact the Aurora Police Department.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Aurora Police Department



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