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Bruce Alan Bennett

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: 5' 11"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 183 lbs


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 01/16/1984


Agency: Aurora Police Department

City: Aurora

Date of Birth: 04/22/1956

County: Arapahoe

Date of Death: 01/16/1984

Agency Case #: 84-121098

Age: 27

Judicial District: 17th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Brown

About this Case:

Between 9 p.m. January 15, 1984 and 10 a.m. January 16, 1984, twenty-seven year old Bruce Bennett, his twenty-six year old wife, Debra and their seven year old daughter Melissa, were brutally murdered inside their home located in the 16300 Block of East Center Drive. An autopsy found that Debra died from blunt force trauma. Additionally, autopsies determined that Bruce and Melissa died from blunt force trauma as well as sharp force injuries, consistent with a knife. Evidence at the scene indicated that Melissa had been sexually assaulted. A second child, the Bennett's three year old daughter, was found alive inside the residence suffering from blunt force trauma. The suspect(s) responsible for the deaths of the Bennett family have yet to be identified. ***If you have information regarding this case, please call the Aurora Police Department.

Related Cases

Photo Case Name Case #
Debra Bennett 84-121098
Melissa Bennett 84-121098

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

Aurora Police Department



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