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File Number: 62-21976


The Victim: Frances Blackman, 78 years of age.


The Crime: On March 22, 1962 Colorado Springs Police officers responded to 319 E Bijou St. in reference to an assault. Officers contacted the victim, 78 year old Frances Blackman, who reported that she had been sitting in a rocking chair inside her home when a man entered her apartment without knocking and asked her if she had a room for rent. She told him yes and started to get out of her chair when the man approached her and hit her on the head with a rock. She described the suspect as a young, white male approx. 5'5" tall, with a thin build wearing a light-colored top coat and possibly a light gray colored hat.

The Investigation: The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated for a head injury.  On June 2, 1962 Ms. Blackman died as a result of her injuries. The investigation 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.


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