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Mary DeLaughter-Panzan

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: 5' 5"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 110 lbs


Identifying Marks: Possible AKA's are Mary Panzan, Mary DeLauther, and Mary DeLaughter.

Incident Date: 06/27/1976


Agency: Denver Police Department

City: Denver

Date of Birth: 02/25/1958

County: Denver

Date of Death: 06/27/1976

Agency Case #: 76-306282

Age: 18

Judicial District: 2nd Judicial District

Gender: Female

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Brown

About this Case:

On June 27, 1976 officers were in the parking lot across the street from the White Spot Diner, located on the 600 block of East Colfax, when they heard what sounded like a gunshot. Officers proceeded over to the lot and found the body of 18 year old Mary DeLaughter shot. Further investigation found Mary and a friend were walking by the White Spot Diner when multiple men pulled up in a car and told them to get in. When Mary and her friend refused, the driver of the vehicle pulled out a gun and shot Mary. Mary was an apparent runaway from another state and was never positively identified. She lived at various places in the Capitol Hill area and was also known by the names of Mary Panzan or Mary DeLauther. 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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