On Sunday, April 27, 1986, hikers found the body of a white male in a drainage ditch at Highway 6, about 4.5 miles west of Highway 58. The body was identified as 29-year-old Dellmer Betts, who had recently been released from prison after serving time for a narcotics violation.
Betts, an admitted drug user and seller, was reportedly last seen on Friday, April 25, 1986, at a residence near 34th and Lawrence in Denver, where he was temporarily staying. Betts was wearing blue jeans, bright orange socks and a blue T-shirt when he was found. Betts' brown briefcase was not recovered.
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