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Melvin Pooley

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 01/25/1980


Agency: Denver Police Department

City: Denver

Date of Birth: Unknown

County: Denver

Date of Death: 01/25/1980

Agency Case #: 80-563566

Age: 14

Judicial District: 2nd Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Unknown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Blond/Strawberry

About this Case:

On the evening of October 19, 1979, 14 year old Melvin Pooley Jr. left his southwest Denver home to visit a friend. Melvin did not return home that night and a Missing Persons Report was filed with the Police Department. A few months later, a passerby noticed a body floating in the South Platte River near West Yale Avenue and notified authorities. The body was subsequently identified as Melvin Pooley Jr. Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding Melvin's death, this case was investigated as a homicide. 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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