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Who killed Catrina Powell? Westminster police wants your help to solve 15-year-old cold case

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Posted at 11:03 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 01:03:28-04

WESTMINSTER, Colo. – She was found naked, lying on the pavement near a dumpster in south Westminster. Her hands had been cut off. And still, to this day, no answers and no arrests have helped solve the murder of Catrina Powell.

The body of the 28-year-old woman was found early Monday morning on October 25, 2004. She had been arrested by Denver police three days prior and taken to jail.

She was last seen carrying a dark-colored backpack in the area of Colfax Ave. and Ogden St. on Oct. 24 at about 3 a.m. That would be the last time anyone saw her alive.

Police suspect Powell was possibly living on the streets of Denver at the time, but the mystery of her murder has led to many unanswered questions.

Which is why Metro Denver Crime Stoppers are offering a $2,000 reward for anyone who can provide information about her murder. You can submit your tip online or by calling (720) 913-7867. Make sure you reference case number 2004-15625.