By Max R. Weller
Read Coroner: Homeless man found on CU-Boulder campus died of blunt force trauma, manner ‘undetermined’ in the Daily Camera. Quoting from the article:
The Boulder County Coroner’s Office said the homeless man found dead on the University of Colorado campus in April died of blunt trauma injuries to the head and chest and ruled his manner of death “undetermined.”
Ralph DeVore, 51, was found near the intersection of College Avenue and Broadway on April 5.
Devore was a transient, according to CU police, who, at the time of his death, indicated there were no signs of foul play or any ongoing threat.
CU detectives could not be reached Monday, and it is unclear what the coroner’s ruling means for the investigation into DeVore’s death.
Neither a severe head injury nor major trauma to the chest would necessarily result in instant death. It’s entirely possible for a person to fall down stairs, remain conscious, and stumble away to die in another location, perhaps far removed from the accident scene. We may never know in this case.
I’ll bet dollars to donuts, however, that Boulder, CO’s self-styled homeless advocates will try to turn this into some sort of murder conspiracy to drum up more sympathy for the worst-behaved transients. And, no doubt, a few of the more clueless bums in our fair city will accuse law enforcement officers of killing Mr. DeVore — despite the complete lack of evidence pointing to homicide as the manner of death.
If there had been indications that it was murder, the first place to look for suspects would have been among Mr. Devore’s homeless friends and acquaintances. THAT’S WHO PREYS ON THE HOMELESS — OTHER HOMELESS PEOPLE.
See Longmont Girl Scouts make mats for area homeless in the Times-Call. Kudos to the Longmont Girl Scouts involved in this project!
From left: Junior Girl Scout Haley Jones, 10, works to crochet sleeping mats made out of plastic bags for their Bronze Award project while Katie Wilson, 12, looks on Friday, May 30, at United Methodist Church in Hygiene. (Matthew Jonas / Longmont Times-Call)
There was an older lady, one I’d never seen before, who walked out to the corner of N. Broadway & U.S. 36 about 6PM yesterday to panhandle. The Denver King saw her and went out to confront the poor woman, but she stood her ground and he rode away on his bicycle. She seemed to do well with the passersby, and I was pleased by that; it’s idiots like King who will loiter there for hours making no $$$ that piss me off. BTW, Shouting Joe now dislikes King to the point where Joe offers to beat his silly ass every day, causing the inbred hillbilly to flee on his bicycle. It’s really quite comical to watch!
Finally, someone donated more paperback book to Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, so I’ll have no problem finding something to read as I sit in my shady spot along the sidewalk in front of Wapos Mexican Cocina.
That’s all for now, folks.