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Case Description 


File Number: 57-08228

The Victim: Ms. Dorothy Beazell, age 50, was found unresponsive in her home at 1320 LaSalle St. in Colorado Springs on October 10, 1957. 

The Crime: On October 10, 1957 at approximately 10:50 a.m. a call was received by the E&E Ambulance Service to respond to 1310 LaSalle St. on a woman down.  Colorado Springs Police and  Fire Department  also responded.  Upon their arrival,  fire fighters located an adult female, identified as Dorothy Beazell, age 50,  lying on the kitchen floor. 

Ms. Beazell's husband, a local doctor and a nurse  attempted medical intervention with the victim prior to the arrival of first responders.  Without success, the nurse  made the calls for emergency assistance.  The victim was pronounced at the scene.

The Investigation: An autopsy was performed and cause of death was listed as cyanide poisoning.

As of this date, no arrests have been made in this case. 


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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