Akram Bada’an was recognized as a sufferer of the Chilly Case Homicide in Sheridan in 1988 – CBS Denver
SHERIDAN, Colorado (CBS4)– Akram Bada’an has been identified as a victim of a 33-year-old cold case in Sheridan. The police discussed the current status of the investigation on Wednesday.
Akram Bada’an’s body was found in the 2800 block of West Oxford Avenue in late August 1988.
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“The most important thing in this case, aside from getting justice to the victim, is to give Akram Bada’an his name back,” said Bryan Penry, Sheridan police detective. “I would like to thank the authorities who helped identify Bada’an and the exceptional dedication of the Sheridan Police Department over the past 33 years.”
DNA and genetic genealogy helped positively identify the case and trace Bada’an’s family back to Israel.
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Mr. Bada’an’s case identification highlights another example of exceptional teamwork within law enforcement and the use of cutting edge forensic technology to resolve these critical cases, ”said John Camper, Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
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Investigators ask the public for assistance with information about the victim or his death. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tips can also be submitted online at the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers website. A $ 2,000 reward is available and referrers can remain anonymous. In order to receive the crime elimination reward, whistleblowers must first call the eradicators, not the Sheridan police.