Unknown Rick VanDuyn Killer - Colorado - 1986 Jun 29, 2017 7:44:03 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Jun 29, 2017 7:44:03 GMT -5
Photo Credits: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Rick VanDuyn, a 27-year-old Genesee resident, was working as a security guard for Evergreen Security on Sunday, Oct. 19, 1986. After picking up the day's proceeds from the Safeway in Conifer, he drove in his marked, Evergreen Security car to the Mountain Valley Bank, located in Aspen Park, to make the night deposit. VanDuyn was seen arriving and exiting his vehicle.
At 9:35 p.m., a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy in the nearby RTD parking lot heard automatic gunfire. The deputy drove toward the area of the gunfire and saw a full-size, Ford pickup, with possible "running lights" on the cab, leaving the area at high speed. The deputy followed the truck northbound on Highway 285, but lost sight of the vehicle in thick fog near South Turkey Creek Road. The Deputy continued northbound on Highway 285. At 9:42 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call from the bank, indicating a man was down. Two deputies responded and found VanDuyn shot outside of his vehicle. He had been shot by a .223- caliber weapon.
Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, Inc. (FOHVAMP) is currently offering a $40,000 reward for information that helps identify and prosecute Rick VanDuyn's killer(s). Denver Metro Crime Stoppers is also offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and a case being accepted by the district attorney's office.
Based on crime location, it is advised to contact the Jefferson County Cold Case Investigator
at 303-271-5195 if you have any information on the murder of Rick VanDuyn.
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Thoughts? This is an unsolved murder case with circumstances similar to the Jason Derek Brown case. Only difference is that no one got a look at the driver of the Ford pickup truck speeding away from the murder scene. According to a 2009 article by the Denver Post, the robbers didn't even get any of the money Rick had on him. They believe the robbers panicked when Rick went for his gun and shot Rick in the head.