Back to Cold Cases & Most Wanted
line

Cold Cases
line
*1940s
line
*1950s
line
*1953 - Burchfield
line
*1954 - Henderson
line
*1956 - Abrams
line
*1957 - Beazell
line
*1960s
line
*1970s
line
*1980s
line
*1990s
line
*2000s
line
*2010s
line
Most Wanted
line

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 / 1950s / 1954 - Henderson



Cold Case HEader

*No photo available*

Case Description

 

File Number: 54-01877

The Victim: Mr. Alford Henderson, 81 years of age.

The Crime: On June 1st, 1954 the Colorado Springs Police Department received a call to respond to 116 South Corona St., reference the assault of two elderly people inside their residence. The victim's were identified as Alford Henderson and Ms. Lottie Norris. Both victims had been beaten with a brick and/or piece of broken cement. Both victims were transported to Penrose Hospital.  Alford Henderson died as a result of his injuries on June 2nd, 1954.

The Investigation: Lottie Norris told Officers that a black male came to the front door, opened the door, and came inside without knocking. Mr. Henderson asked the suspect what he wanted. The unknown black male asked them, "Does Shook live here?" It was not known what Mr. Henderson replied but there was a conversation between the victim and suspect. The suspect then started to hit Mr. Henderson, backing him into the kitchen. The suspect then started hitting Mrs. Norris in the face and head with a brick in his hand. She described the suspect as being a tall black male with medium dark colored skin, wearing a blue or black suit, "bare-headed, chocolate-colored", weighing approx.155 lbs. This 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.

 

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 ---  CSPDHomicide@springsgov.com 

online tip form  

or

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