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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kunselman, Nick and Hart, Stephanie - Homicide

Subway Homicide

Jefferson County, Colorado: On February 14, 2000, at approximately 12:47 A.M., high school sweethearts Nicholas (Nick) Kunselman and Stephanie Hart-Grizzell were found murdered in a Subway sandwich shop a few blocks south of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. 
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to the Subway Restaurant located at 6768 West Coal Mine Avenue in Littleton, Colorado (unincorporated Jefferson County) after an employee drove past the restaurant and noticed the lights still on inside. The employee entered the restaurant and found the bodies of 16-year-old Stephanie Hart-Grizzell, and 15-year-old Nicholas Kunselman, behind the counter. After further investigation, it was determined that Stephanie and Nick had been shot by an unknown intruder or intruders. Nick was an employee of Subway and Stephanie was at the restaurant waiting for him to get off work.


UPDATE: On February 14, 2021, Crime Stoppers increased the reward in this case to $100,000.
Anyone with information may submit a tip to CrimeStoppers at https://www.metrodenvercrimestoppers.com/report-a-crime, or by calling 720-913-7867.

Cold Case Investigator
303-271-5195
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PRESS RELEASE February 14, 2021:
Up to $100,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) involved. 

Jefferson County, Colorado: On February 14, 2000, at approximately 12:47 A.M., high school sweethearts Nicholas (Nick) Kunselman and Stephanie Hart-Grizzell were found murdered in a Subway sandwich shop a few blocks south of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. 
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to the Subway Restaurant located at 6768 West Coal Mine Avenue in Littleton, Colorado (unincorporated Jefferson County) after an employee drove past the restaurant and noticed the lights still on the inside. The employee entered the restaurant and found the bodies of 16-year-old Stephanie Hart-Grizzell, and 15-year-old Nicholas Kunselman, behind the counter. After further investigation, it was determined that Stephanie and Nick had been shot by an unknown intruder or intruders. Nick was an employee of Subway and Stephanie was at the restaurant waiting for him to get off work.
Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office have been working on this case continuously since its occurrence 21 years ago. 


The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office knows that someone out there has a key piece of information that they have kept to themselves for the past 21 years. They further believe that this piece of information, no matter how small, could lead to an arrest in this case. 


“With this significantly increased reward, people who haven’t come forward with their information will be much more likely to do so now. We are continuing our diligent work to bring justice to Nicholas and Stephanie” said Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is now offering an increased reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) involved. This significant reward increase has been made possible by Metro Denver Crime Stoppers, the generous contributions of anonymous members of the community, and a $10,000 contribution from Franchise World Headquarters, LLC and its Subway Stores.  

Michael Mills, Board President of Metro Denver Crime Stoppers, said “Horrific crimes like this one have an enormous impact on our community and touch the lives of everyone. We are hopeful that the increase will result in tips that will lead investigators to the person or persons responsible for this crime and hopefully start the closure process for the family and friends of Nicholas and Stephanie, as well as the community. On behalf of our all-volunteer Board of Directors and privately and anonymously funded donors, we will continue to work with the community and our law enforcement partners until this case is solved.” Franchise World Headquarters, LLC and its Subway Stores have expressed great appreciation for the continued support and are committed to bringing those responsible to justice.

If you have information about this egregious crime, no matter how minuscule it may seem, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.  
Call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers (720) 913-7867 - (720) 913-STOP .  Submit a tip online: https://www.metrodenvercrimestoppers.com/anonymous-tips 
To be eligible for the award and to remain anonymous, tipsters must call the tip line or submit a tip online. Crime Stoppers collects information on unsolved crimes or individuals wanted by the police. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $100,000 in this case. The tip line is answered 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.




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