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Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Ain't nothin' gonna save you from a love that's blind
When you slip to the dark side you cross that line
On the dark side, oh yeah
On the dark side, oh yeah

i am reprinting a news report about carl frazier's that is posted on the 9news website. it is followed by a link to the televised report that ran last night in denver- a full 4 1/2 months after his murder. it is in the midst of the first holiday season carl's sister kathy and her family will be going through without their loved one. my heart goes with them this season.

DENVER - Police have many questions and few answers. Who wanted to kill 41-year-old Carl Frazier? Why was he outside of his truck at 3:40 a.m.? Where had he been since leaving a bar two hours before?

“The last thing I can do as my brother’s big sister is to try to help get some resolution to this and I want him to be proud of me too,” she said.
The perplexing murder, described by police as one of the more frustrating unsolved murders this year, has led the victim's family to beg for clues and police to change their tactic in hopes of finding the killer.

"He's my little brother. He's my own brother. We grew up together," said Kathy Anderson, Frazier's sister.

She says in the early morning hours of July 12, she lost her best friend when someone murdered her brother.

Frazier had just completed his second masters degree. He told his friends having two degrees made him lay-off proof.

"I was just so proud of him because he was so driven and he never goes out and the night he goes out and he has fun (he is killed.) It's a hard one to swallow," said Anderson.

"The last thing I can do as my brother's big sister is to try to help get some resolution to this and I want him to be proud of me too," she said.

Before Frazier was murdered he spent the evening at the Wrangler, a bar at 17th and Logan in Denver. His friends say they took him out to celebrate his second masters degree.

Police know he left before the bar closed. What they don't know is where he went for the next two hours.

He was found shot to death at W. 14th Ave. and Federal Blvd. at 3:40 a.m. His black Nissan truck was found nearby, police say.

"We have several people that heard gunshots," Denver Police Homicide Detective Randy Stegman told 9NEWS, but he says no one actually saw Frazier's killer.

After searching for eye witnesses to the crime, Stegman says he's now hoping to find someone who knows the killer.

"Often times, after a person does this, they will tell someone else and maybe that person thought the person or persons was bragging or making it up," said Stegman, "So if [people] have heard anything similar (about a murder) we need to know."

"He has family who are really struggling with this. They deserve justice. They deserve to know what happened. I want to make good on that," he said.

Anderson hopes people sympathize with her family and come forward with information.

"We can't do it. We can't put this to rest without someone coming forward," she said.

If you have a tip for police, you can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 720-913-STOP.

You could be eligible for a cash reward even if you don't leave your name.

You can contact investigative reporter Jace Larson by e-mailing him at or calling 303-871-1432.

for 9news video report please click here

today's sound choice is pink floyd with "us and them"


1 comment:

Dan said...

I chatted with Carl online while he still lived in Chicago...and got to meet and welcome him to LA with the Gay Pride Parade. We dated several times and I saw him socially while he lived in LA. We both left LA...he went to Denver, I went to San Diego. Such a sweet, bright and complex man....with a killer smile.
I am finally brought to some sense of closure with knowing his tragic murder has been solved. I can now focus on my memories of this special guy.

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