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Edward Connaughton

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 07/21/1981


Agency: Colorado Springs Police Department

City: Colorado Springs

Date of Birth: 09/13/1923

County: El Paso

Date of Death: 07/21/1981

Agency Case #: 81-16853

Age: 58

Judicial District: 4th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Unknown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Unknown

About this Case:

On July 27, 1981, one of Mr. Connaughton's fellow workers determined that he was late for work, which was very unusual, and became worried. This co-worker, out of concern, went to Mr. Connaughton's home in the 1500 block of Shasta Drive, Colorado Springs. The first thing the friend noticed was that Mr. Connaughton's vehicle, a blue Mazda RX300 station wagon was not in the driveway. Accompanied by another individual, the co-worker entered the rear door of Mr. Connaughton's home since it was open. They noticed that the television set was missing, as was a stereo. They then discovered Mr. Connaughton in an upstairs bedroom, lying on the floor. They notified the CSPD and the first arriving officer noted that Mr. Connaughton was deceased. The cause of death was the result of repeated blows to head. The victim reportedly had house guests about the time of his death. These individuals were from Corpus Christi, Texas, and perhaps another person known as "Tony," was from Florida. Reportedly Mr. Connaughton frequently invited the homeless to visit his residence. Subsequent to the murder, the victim's vehicle was located in an abandoned condition in Denver. The vehicle had several parking citations dated around the time of Mr. Connaughton's murder and shortly thereafter. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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

Colorado Springs Police Department

Colorado Springs


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