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Michael Avila

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: 6' 0"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 180 lbs


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 12/20/1997


Agency: Denver Police Department

City: Denver

Date of Birth: 02/13/1978

County: Denver

Date of Death: 12/20/1997

Agency Case #: 1997-052645

Age: 19

Judicial District: 2nd Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: Other Race

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Black

About this Case:

Early Saturday morning on December 20, 1997, Michael Avila was attacked in the parking lot of the 7-11 convenience store located near the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and Perry Street. Witnesses called the police and Michael Avila was immediately transported to a local hospital. Unfortunately, Michael did not survive his injuries and died that same day. The suspect(s) responsible for beating Michael Avila to death have yet to be identified. At the time of his murder, Michael was just nineteen years old. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and worked at an auto-body shop with his father. Anyone with information regarding this case, is asked to please contact the Denver Police Department.

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

Denver Police Department



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