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Hope Waddell

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: 5' 4"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 130 lbs


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 02/03/1983


Agency: Denver Police Department

City: Denver

Date of Birth: Unknown

County: Denver

Date of Death: Unknown

Agency Case #: 1983-809505

Age: Unknown

Judicial District: 2nd Judicial District

Gender: Female

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: UP12412

Eyes: Unknown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Brown

About this Case:

On February 3, 1983, the victim's burned body was found next to a dumpster located near 2350 South Jason Street. The positive identification of the victim was unknown at the time, but on October 16, 2019 the victim was positively identified through DNA comparison and genetic genealogy as Hope Waddell. Hope's family spent 36 years looking for answers to her disappearance. The recent news of her tragic death has brought a new level of grief. Hope was a daughter and a mother. She is missed by her entire family. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to please contact the Denver Police Department.

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

Denver Police Department



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