Jacob Gardner and his father drifted apart years ago.

Still, he needed closure. So he drove from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Fort Collins on Wednesday to see the spot where his father was stabbed to death last week.

Duane Gardner, 50, died Nov. 21 in a parking lot in need of repairs just outside the lower level of an apartment complex at 715 Parker St. The day before Jacob's visit, property management workers loaded up the contents of the apartment — throwing tables, chairs, clothes, magazines and a TV into a faded blue dumpster.

The items belonged to David Strunk, the man accused of stabbing Gardner in the chest after he tried to break up an argument between Strunk and a woman.

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