Authorities: Serial killer linked to murders of 4 women

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DENVER – A deceased serial killer has been linked to the unsolved murders of four Colorado women, authorities announced Wednesday.

Denver’s Cold Case Review Team was able to connect Vincent Groves to the murders of three women in 1979 through DNA evidence and one through circumstantial evidence in 1988.

According to the Denver Post, Groves died in prison in 1996 while serving time for two separate murders.

The victims were identified as Emma Jenefor, 25, Joyce Ramey, 23, and Peggy Cuff, 20,  who were all killed in 1979. He was also linked to the death of  Pamela Montgomery, 35, whose body was found in an alley in 1988.

Authorities said family members of the victims were notified and told the cases were solved.

In September 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice awarded the Denver Police Department funds to review just more than 250 unsolved homicides occurring between 1970 and 1984 under a grant titled, “Solving Cold Cases with DNA.”

Special assistance was also provided by the Lakewood Police Department and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

family members of the victims

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