Investigators into the Sheridan murders have identified a man who was murdered more than three decades ago.
The victim, known as John Doe since 1988, was 36-year-old Akram Bada’an, investigators said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Badaan’s body was found in late August at 2800 West Oxford Avenue, Det reports. Brian Penry.
According to Penry, pending investigators “gave the victim his name back.” Investigators now hope that someone with information about Bada’an will come forward and help with information that could lead to his killer.
Identifying the victim is the “first step” in the case, Penry said.
Badaan is of Middle Eastern descent and his family was found in Israel as part of an ongoing investigation.
Audrey Simkins, an unsolved case analyst with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, said the CBI has been involved in Sheridan’s case since 1989. In 2020, a review based in part on DNA analysis and methods will force investigators to focus on Israel. The family was contacted and positively identified.
Chris Wilcox, senior deputy district attorney for the 18th Circuit, said reckless investigators are tireless in their pursuit of justice.
“It is important that the community and victims awaiting justice know that we will not stop looking for the people responsible for horrific crimes such as murder,” Wilcox said.
Anyone with information about Bada’an or his case is requested to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).