Family hopes to solve cold case murder

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DENVER — A Denver family is still trying to find answers into the murder of their son more than six years after his death.

On October 30th 2005, 23-year-old Miguel Chavez was shot and killed while attending a Halloween party in the 400 block of Quitman Street in Denver.

“He lost so much blood he went into cardiac arrest and they couldn’t revive him.” says Miguel’s father, John Chavez.

Miguel was shot four times by someone who John Chavez says is the brother of the man who started a fight with Miguel at the party.

“They know who`s done it but they don`t have enough evidence to get a conviction,” Chavez adds.

On the night of what would have been Miguel’s 30th birthday, his family held a candlelight vigil hoping to return the spotlight on his case.

The detective assigned to Miguel’s murder investigation declined to talk to FOX31 Denver.

However, his family says police need more witnesses to Miguel’s murder before the person responsible is brought to justice. “We need help. We need someone who saw something that night to come forward,” says Chavez.

“Please any bit of information you have please contact the police department.

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