Back to Cold Cases & Most Wanted

705 S Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-444-7000
Hours: 24 / 7 -- 365 days a year!

City of Colorado Springs / Police / Cold Cases & Most Wanted / Cold Cases / 1970s / 1977 - Scott

CSPD Cold Case Header

Victim: Carol Scott
Victim: Carol Scott

Case Description

File Number: 77-21002

The Victim: Carol Lynn Scott was 18 years of age at the time of her death.  She lived in the 2600 blk. of W. Colorado Ave and worked at a business in the area as well. 

The Crime: Ms. Carol Scott's body was found near the City of Colorado Springs Municipal Service Center on the access road near the 2400 block of N. Beacon Street on December 19, 1977. Her death was determined to be the result of strangulation.  Ms. Carol Scott may have been kidnapped from a phone booth at 9:00 p.m. while making a call on December 18, 1977.  A friend of Carol's reported being on the phone with her and hearing a verbal argument between Carol and an unknown male. A female told police that she witnessed a struggle at a phone booth between unknown individuals. The phone booth was in front of the A & W at 2700 W. Colorado Ave.  Workers at the nearby 7-11 stated that they had seen Ms. Carol Scott in the store earlier that evening and that the store was busy with other customers so they did not notice her go to the phone booth.  

The Investigation: A witness observed an orange Plymouth Roadrunner with a black stripe and out of state license plates that was in the area  of 2700 W. Colorado Avenue at the time of the struggle. The investigation into her death remains open.      

The Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide Cold Case Unit is currently responsible for approximately 90 unsolved homicide cases dating back to 1949. CSPD considers a case to be cold if it remains unsolved for more than one year.


If you have any information that would be of assistance in this or any of our

Cold Case investigations, please contact us:

Telephone ---  719-444-7613

email --- 

online tip form  


You may remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward by calling
Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP (7867).