Can you help solve a mystery?

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By Ted Mink

Do you have any information that might help investigators crack one of Jeffco’s unsolved cases? The crimes outlined here have dogged detectives — some for many years.

If you have a tip on any of these cases, please call our tip line at 303-271-5612 or send us an e-mail. Sometimes all it takes is one tip to help bring a criminal to justice.

Brandi Jo Malonson:

Disappeared in December 2006

Brandi Jo Malonson was last seen by her family in December 2006, when she left their house in South Jefferson County. Brandi was on probation at the time of her disappearance and has a history of drug use. A few months after Brandi’s disappearance, friends and associates contacted her family members and told them that Brandi died of an overdose or was killed and her body dumped.

Investigators are also looking for Lisa Gibson (born 1964) who may have information on Brandi’s disappearance. Lisa is known to frequent South Broadway bars.

Brandi was born in 1983. She has light brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet tall and weighs 115 lbs. She has several tattoos, including a butterfly on her back, a cross on her left calf, and a Chinese character on her left ankle.

David Chavez:

Body found in White Ranch Park

In late December 2003, a man walking in White Ranch Park north of Golden discovered a body in a shallow grave. Investigators later identified the victim as David Chavez, 29, of Denver. Chavez was identified by his family members after depictions of his tattoos were featured on the local news.

Chavez had ties to gangs and most likely knew his killer.

Stephanie Hart and Nicholas Kunselman: the “Subway Homicides”

On Feb. 14, 2000, Columbine High School students Stephanie Hart and Nicholas Kunselman were found dead at the Subway sandwich shop at 6768 W. Coal Mine Ave. in South Jeffco. Hart, 16, had stopped at the restaurant to pick up Kunselman, 15, her boyfriend, at the end of his shift. A coworker later discovered their bodies.

Witnesses saw a young man leaving the Subway store via the back door after midnight. He was described as a white male, 16 to 18 years old, about 5 feet, 7 inches, 150 to 170 lbs, clean-shaven, with longer blond hair.

CrimeStoppers is offering up to $2,000 and the Subway corporation is offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

To read about Jefferson County’s cold cases, visit our website at www.jeffcosheriff.com.