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Valentine's Day killing remains unsolved 3 years later

Richard "Gene" Hammond was found shot to death near Bruce Randolph Avenue and York Street in Denver in 2017.

DENVER — Friday marks three years since a retired Marine, father and grandfather was found shot to death inside his vehicle and his family is still waiting for answers about who killed him and why.

Richard “Gene” Hammond, 63, was killed on Feb. 14, 2017. A reward of up to $12,000 is offered in the case through Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

Valentine's Day was a Tuesday in 2017, and on that morning between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Hammond left his home near Bruce Randolph Avenue and York Street and was headed to work in Fountain.

He was driving his 2012 Subaru Impreza sedan.

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Hammond never arrived at work and his body was discovered less than a half-mile from his house inside his vehicle.

Richard 'Gene' Hammond (top) and a similar vehicle to his 2012 Subaru Impreza (bottom) (Photo: Metro Denver Crime Stoppers provided by DPD)

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

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 are notified at the conclusion of the investigation.

Courtesy: Metro Denver Crime Stoppers

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. 

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