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Case Description


File Number: 73-B9215


The Victim: Mary Byrd, 25 years of age.


The Crime: On July 1, 1973 the Colorado Springs Police Department received a call reference a possible dead body located in the Palmer Park area of Colorado Springs. The body of a black female, later identified as Mary Byrd, was found, deceased from multiple stab wounds.


The Investigation: Later in the investigation it was determined that Mary Byrd came to Colorado Springs to work as a prostitute. Several persons of interest were interviewed however, no suspects were identified. The investigation into Ms. Byrd's death remains open. 


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