Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America to Host Boulder Detective

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Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America Invites To Dinner: Detective Chuck Heidel, Boulder Police Dept. – Tracking a Serial Rapist

When: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Where: The Denver Press Club,
1330 Glenarm St., Denver, CO
Time: 7:00 p.m. dinner; 8:00 p.m. program
Cost: $20, includes colleagues, dinner and program (Cash and check only please) Menu: Grilled Apple Salad-grilled apples, walnuts, brie cheese, dried cranberries atop mixed greens, with raspberry vinaigrette; Classic Turkey Pot Pie — chunks of turkey, peas, carrots, onions and a mushroom thyme cream sauce; dessert bars, gourmet cookies and brownies Adult beverages are available at the cash bar downstairs

PROGRAM: Detective Chuck Heidel has been with the Boulder Police Department for 25 years. His first Boulder murder case was the rape and bludgeoning death of 23-year-old Susannah Chase in 1997. This case was solved and the murderer was arrested in 2008 with a DNA match as a result of Chuck’s persistent work on the case. Chuck has also been involved recently in working with the FBI to track down malicious hacking into a Boulder synagogue’s web site that was traced to Pakistan.

His presentation will describe the Tantra Rapist case, another incredible story of persistence that covered matching similar MOs from rapes in Boulder, Lakewood and Austin, Texas; utilizing the Accurint Database to find men who had lived in the three locations at the time of the rapes; eliminating hundreds of potential suspects; matching the DNA of the final suspect; and making the arrest 11 years after the first reported rape. You will hear the surprising end of the story on who the rapist was and what happened to him.

RSVPs ARE MANDATORY. The reservation deadline is Monday, November 8. RSVP to Becky Martinez: rebgrace50@aol.com or call 303-522-1073. No shows and anyone not cancelling their reservation 72 hours in advance will be expected to pay since RMMWA will be billed for their reservation.

(The directions to the Denver Press Club, located at 1330 Glenarm Place in Denver, are as follows: Take 1-25 to 6th Ave. east. Turn north onto Santa Fe to Colfax Ave (15th) and turn right (east). Go about 4 blocks to Glenarm, turn left (north). The Denver Press Club will be about a block and half down on the right hand side, across from the Denver Athletic Club. It’s a small stone building with an awning. Parking is available to the south, in the lot next to the Press Club, for $3. Bring singles or a credit card. You must pay the machine and then leave the ticket on your dashboard. Otherwise, there is meter parking on the street, for which you will need quarters. The Denver Press Club telephone number in the event you get lost is 303-571-5260.)

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