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Joseph Talahytewa

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 02/07/1996


Agency: Colorado Springs Police Department

City: Colorado Springs

Date of Birth: 11/10/1955

County: El Paso

Date of Death: 02/12/1996

Agency Case #: 96-5342

Age: 41

Judicial District: 4th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: Native American

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Black

About this Case:

On February 7, 1996, 40 year old, Joseph Talahytewa, a homeless male was hospitalized and succumbed to his injuries several days later. Police were called on a report that a person had been assaulted near the Pikes Peak Liquor Store on the corner of Pikes Peak and Wahsatch Blvd. Hours after undergoing surgery Mr. Talahytewa slipped into a coma and never regained consciousness. He was pronounced dead on February 12, 1996. The investigation revealed that a fight took place during the afternoon of February 7, 1996 behind the Pikes Peak Liquor Store. Mr. Talahytewa was able to communicate that he was assaulted by two people. ***If you have any information that would be of assistance in this investigation, please contact the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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Colorado Springs Police Department

Colorado Springs


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