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Family, friends remember teen killed following drag race

AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Police investigators are getting a lot of tips in a street racing accident last Sunday that killed a Commerce City teenager. But there are still no arrests in the case.

Friday night, more than 100 of the boy’s family and friends held a candlelight vigil to remember the happy and gregarious 17-year-old.

They gathered in the dark to shine a light on the love for Louis Guerrero-Sanchez.

They also pleaded for those who killed him to turn themselves in.

“They should just come forward,” says Louis’s cousin, Roger Valdez.

Valdez was sitting behind Louis after they’d finished drag racing on Smith Road near Ensenada—when a speeding BMW suddenly hit their driver side door.

That car had been reported stolen in Denver last month. The owner had left it running, unattended according to police.

“I blacked out a couple of seconds. Saw my cousin just lying there,” says Valdez.

Louis died two days later.

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Aurora police seek public help in homicide investigation

AURORA, Colo. – Aurora police are asking for the public’s help in finding a person of interest after another man was found dead in an apartment Thursday.

Police were called to an apartment complex on S. Archer Place and S. Peoria Street, where they found a man dead inside one of the apartments, said Sgt. Chris Amsler.

Detectives are now asking for the public’s help in finding Eric Jesus Chacon-Martinez.

Amsler said Chacon-Martinez has been missing since the night of the homicide and detectives want to interview him.

He is described as 30 to 33 years old, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds and may go by the name “Jesus.”

Anyone with information on Chacon-Martinez’s whereabouts is asked to call Aurora Police at 303-739-6106. Spanish-speaking-only individuals with information may call 303-739-6957 and leave a message in Spanish.

Storm brings snow and cold to Denver metro area

DENVER — Cold air and a snow storm kicked off a blustery, wintery weekend in metro Denver and throughout the state’s high country Saturday.

Temperatures Saturday lingered in the 20s, with at least two inches of snow on the ground by 10 a.m. Numerous delays were reported at Denver International Airport, and at least 60 flights were cancelled, DIA said.

A strong Canadian cold front hit on Friday, bringing snow, wind and a 40-degree temperature drop.

LINK: Ski resort snow totals

In metro Denver, the front moved through the pre-dawn hours of Saturday with snow increasing by sunrise.  It’s expected to slowly taper off during the late afternoon.

At this time we are seeing 2 to 6 inches of snow across the city with a little more in the foothills west of town.

The mountains are looking to get between 5 to 16 inches of snow.

FOX31 Denver enters into partnership with Colorado Parent Magazine

DENVER — FOX31 Denver and Colorado Parent Magazine have created a content sharing partnership for 2014.

Colorado Parent features articles about a range of parenting issues for Colorado families and a guide of family friendly activities across the Metro area.

“Our mission is to bring parenting stories and issues with a local focus,” said Niki Widner with Colorado Parent.

In the New Year, you’ll also see some of the FOX31 Denver reporters and anchors authoring articles in the monthly magazine. This month, look for Kirk Yunke’s article on apps for the New Year.

Many of the magazine’s writers will also appear as guests on Good Day Colorado to talk about their stories.