Eric Hope, 12, murdered 10/23/81; Attended Gove Junior HS
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#1 Jul 30, 2009
Did anyone reading know Eric Hope who was murdered inside his home at age 12 on 10/23/81? The case is unsolved. He has a page on the denverpost.com website in their cold cases feature.
The boy lived with his divorced mother on the 1200 block of Fairfax Street. He had delivered papers for the Denver Post in the mornings.
At the time of his death he had been in seventh grade at Gove Junior High School.
The denverpost.com feature can be found on a search engine by inserting "Eric Hope," stabbed.
#2 Jul 30, 2009
#3 Oct 24, 2009
I didn't know him but he went to my school. I had a friend who showed me a note Eric wrote to her, asking her to be his girlfriend.
When he died there was a lot of chatter about how they found his body, but I wasn't sure what to believe. I can't believe they never caught anyone. I remember being scared to think there was someone who tied up a kid and stabbed him to death after torturing him in my own neighborhood. It seemed too horrible to be true, and I think I forgot about it after a while. I really can't believe they never caught anyone.
#9 Jul 6, 2014
I went to Gove with Eric and he would hang out and ride his bike around our neighborhood. When he stopped coming around there were all sorts of rumors, we never knew what to believe. It didn't get much press, I always assumed he had just moved away and the story That he was tied to his bed and stabbed over 30 times was made up. My friends said it was mom's boyfriend or an uncle who did it. So disgusting and tragic!
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