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Victim: McClendon
Victim: McClendon

Case Description


File Number: 75-1508


The Victim: Mr. Victor McClendon, 32 years of age.


The Crime: On January 11, 1975 at approx. 8:49 a.m., officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department were dispatched to the Safeway store located at 2308 E Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado, reference a possible kidnapping and robbery.  Officers learned that the Store Manager, Victor McClendon, was missing from the store and that the safe door was ajar.


The Investigation: It was determined that Victor McClendon did not leave the Safeway with the money from the safe on his own. It was determined that he had been abducted. CSPD Investigators requested assistance from the FBI.

On 1/18/1975 at approx. 3:00 p.m., the Denver Police Department received a call from a resident living in the area of 54th Street and Franklin St. in Denver, Colorado, that several children found a dead body in a barn on a vacant lot in that area. The body was determined to be that of Mr. McClendon. Mr. McClendon died as a result of a gunshot wound. The investigation into his kidnapping and 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.


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