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77-year-old man's death investigated as a homicide

William "Stu" Hoebel was found dead in a home on North Vine Street in Denver Thursday evening.

DENVER — Denver Police (DPD) are asking for assistance after a 77-year-old man was found dead not far from Cheesman Park Thursday evening.

DPD officers responded to a home in the 1100 block of North Vine Street around 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 18 and found William "Stu" Hoebel suffering from injuries. He was pronounced dead as a result of those injuries. The Denver Medical Examiner's Office said Hoebel died from asphyxiation and blunt force injuries.

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His death is being investigated as homicide, according to DPD.

Police said Hoebel's vehicle, a silver 2018 Nissan Rogue with Colorado dealer plates, was stolen. 

Credit: Denver Police Department

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Credit: DPD

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Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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