Unknown Al Kite Killer - Colorado - 2004 Jan 14, 2014 13:30:07 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Jan 14, 2014 13:30:07 GMT -5
Authorities in Colorado are trying to identify the man responsible for the baffling murder of Al Kite. AMW aired this case a few times, the first airing was in 2006.
On May 24, 2004, investigators in Aurora, Colorado arrived at the residence of 53-year old Al Kite. Kite had been tortured and murdered to death. Bleach had been poured down the shower drain, probably an attempt by the killer to not leave behind any trace of who he was. Before he was murdered, he had been looking for a roommate to help pay his mortgage. Records mentioned that the roommate name was "Robert Cooper". The address, phone number and social security number were all false. Al Kite's girlfriend saw the man but not his face, she said he dressed nicely, walked with a limp and used a cane. Another woman said the man didn't walk with a limp but had a Romanian or Hungarian accent. Al Kite's killer used his ATM card after the murder, so when authorities checked the surveillance stills they found a man wearing a mask. Investigators found a note at the crime scene that mentioned the killer's or Al Kite's phone number (sources differ on who's phone), however the killer left the phone in an area with homeless people, so it was being used by the homeless all over Denver.
All that's confirmed about this killer is that he's white, likely in his 40s, 5'10 and weighed 180 lbs at the time of the murder. There are other clues that may or may not be false. He may be from the east coast, most notably New Jersey, may have connections to the banking industry, most notably Wells Fargo, may be familiar with the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, may dress professionally, may have a mother or sister that lives in Aurora, Colorado and may have attempted to become a police officer but was denied.
Someone mentioned on another message board that the killer may have wanted to seem like Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects movie. I've never seen the movie but Soze had an Eastern European accent, walked with a limp and has apparently been placed in numerous "best villain lists". The most likely explanation for this murder was that the killer wanted to commit the perfect murder and the killing was a thrill kill. It's likely that Al Kite was not this killer's only victim and a few other victim names have been mentioned in regards to this killer. I wouldn't be surprised if this killer was also a professional con-man if he's able to assume identities and possibly travel the US, looking for victims to kill.
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