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Grand View Lounge-Kwik-Way Massacre 5/17/1986 Colorado Springs, CO *Suspect, Gilbert Eugenio Archibeque, killed himself when police came to arrest him*

Joanne McNamara, 46 [Grand View Lounge]
Debbie Green, 29 [Grand View Lounge]
James Ruepke, 52 [Grand View Lounge]
Sandra Howard, 22 [Kwik-Way store]
Elaine Sandeldecker, 19 [Kwik-Way store]

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Murder suspect kills himself when police call
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Murderpedia: Gilbert Eugenio Archibeque

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Gilbert Eugenio Archibeque


4 Responses

  1. This is incredible. It’s almost as if history repeats itself. We had this murder yesterday, October 17, 2012, in Denver, Colorado where 5 people were murdered and then the tavern set on fire; and then we find out, from Bonnie’s Blog of Crime, that almost the same thing happened back in 1986, when in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 5 people were murdered and another tavern set on fire. It’s downright eerie.

  2. This was hell. Detective Joe Kenda is amazing. Now someone mentions a eerily similar event. Excellent reading. Very evil.

  3. Watching Lt. Kenda’s show right now and he’s about to close in on Archibeck the monster. LOVE that Kenda!

    • kenda is 1of a kind and has been that way from the beginning when he first got into law enforcement he just had a very keen mind some people just have certain gifts his was catching killers n darn good at it

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