Balloons released during vigil in memory of slain Domino's delivery driver Nate Leon

DENVER - Balloons were released into a colorful dusk sky Wednesday during a vigil in honor of the Domino's delivery driver who was gunned down Sunday.

Nathan Collin Leon, 27, disappeared on a Sunday delivery run from a Denver Domino's. His body was found about six hours later at 151 S. Rooney Rd. in a remote area of Golden by a man flying model airplanes. Police found his delivery car in a nearby location.

A vigil in Leon's memory began just before 7 p.m. in the area of 50th Avenue and Forest Street in Denver. That is where Leon was sent to deliver the pizza.

During the vigil, the man's father told the group of about 50 mourners they don't have to be superstars to be heroes. Leon's wife and children were in the group.

The group also erected a wooden cross.


Leon’s wife and children also attended but were kept away from the public view.

"If there was really to be like an icon for what a father, a human being should be.   It was Nate," said his brother-in-law Eric Murphy.

The gathering was a chance to grieve and a call for justice.

Nate’s father is frustrated that the killer hasn't been caught.

"The person or persons who killed him - and the way they did this, they'll kill anybody,” said John Leon.

 "He was just wonderful.  Nothing more could be said," said Murphy.

Leon's death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Tuesday, Domino's contributed $5,000 to the reward for information about Leon's murder. The total reward, therefore, is $7,000.

Anyone with information about the case can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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