Denver, Colorado’s Gwendolyn Harris stabbed to death; Killer still unknown


Gwendolyn Harris, an African American mother from Denver, Colorado, United States, has died. She was 27.

Harris was an athletic woman. According to the Denver Police Department, she frequented the Polo Club Lounge, which is located near 15th Street and Tremont Street in Denver.

Gwendolyn Harris (©Denver Police Department)
Gwendolyn Harris (©Denver Police Department)

On the evening of December 20, 1980, Harris was at the Polo Club Lounge. That was the last time she was seen alive.

On December 21, 1981, Harris was found stabbed to death at the intersection of East 47th Avenue and Andrews Drive in Montbello, Denver. Authorities have yet to name a suspect.


Montbello is one of the largest neighborhoods in Denver. In September 1965, the neighborhood started as a suburban-style development by Jordon Perlmutter, 49, the real estate developer who introduced the concept of planned communities to Denver.

Born in Denver to Jewish parents Abe Perlmutter and Dora Perlmutter, Jordon attended the University of Denver in Denver on an athletic scholarship. During the Korean War, he had to leave his studies to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Anyone with information about the murder of Gwendolyn Harris is asked to contact the Denver Police Department.

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