Aurora CO Bennett Family Homicide linked to Patricia Smith Homicide 1984

BRUCE, DEBRA AND MELISSA BENNETT HOMICIDES AURORA COLORADO 1984 HAVE DNA LINKS TO THE PATRICIA SMITH HOMICIDE, LAKEWOOD, CO

Bruce, Debra and Melissa Bennett were viciously murdered in their home in Aurora, CO,   January 1984

Bruce, Debra and Melissa Bennett were viciously murdered in their home in Aurora, CO, January 1984

Bruce Bennett, 27, his wife, Debra Bennett, age 26, and their 7 year-old daughter, Melissa, were brutally murdered in their home in Aurora, Colorado, on or around January 16, 1984.   The investigating agency is the Aurora Police Department.   The murders occurred between 9 p.m. on January 15 and 10 a.m. on January 16, 1984 inside their home in the 16300 block of East Center Drive.

Debra died from blunt force trauma.   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.   The Bennett’s three-year-old daughter was found alive at the scene, suffering from blunt force trauma.   The suspect(s) have not been identified.

If you have any information at all, no matter how trivial or irrelevant it may seem to you, please contact the detective listed or call the Aurora Police Tip Line at 303-739-6118.

If you have a tip, but want to remain anonymous, call the Denver Area CrimeStoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

If you or someone you know can provide information on this unresolved homicide investigation, you are encouraged to contact Detective Steve Conner at (303) 739-6190, e-mail swconner@auroragov.org.    You may remain anonymous if you desire.

This link will take you to other unsolved homicides in Aurora, CO:

https://www.auroragov.org/LivingHere/PublicSafety/Police/HelpSolveaColdCase/index.htm

There is also a great deal of information about the Bennett homicides at http://www.crimeshots.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11403

 PATRICIA SMITH

Patricia Smith of Lakewood, CO, was murdered in January 1984, only six days before the brutal killings of the Bennett family.    In both cases, the killings were caused by blunt force trauma.  Additionally, both homicide scenes were very close to a large construction area where many new homes were being built, the Alameda Avenue corridor, and someone working construction in that area might have information or have noticed something.