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Vernon Maurice Roe

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 12/15/1974


Agency: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

City: Centennial

Date of Birth: 09/24/1930

County: Arapahoe

Date of Death: 12/15/1974

Agency Case #: 74-25895

Age: 43

Judicial District: 18th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Unknown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Unknown

About this Case:

A hard working engineer for the Martin Marietta company, Vernon Roe was recently separated from his wife, though they were working on reconciling their relationship. Vernon had just attended a company Christmas party that Sunday afternoon, December 15, 1974, to celebrate the season and relax with his fellow co-workers. Knowing he had dinner plans with a friend later that evening, Vernon left the Christmas party early and went home to take care of his dog before heading back out. When Vernon failed to show up for the planned dinner, his friend called him repeatedly until about 10:00 P.M. that evening, getting no answer. By the time Monday morning came, Vernon was a no-show for work. His friend went by Vernon's residence to check on him and found the front door unlocked. Lying just inside the front door, shot several times, lay the body of Vernon Roe. During the investigation, it was determined burglary was not the motive for the killing. Anyone with information regarding this case, is asked to please contact the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office.

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Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office



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