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    CO - Was John Argue a serial killer in the Boulder- Longmont area during the 70s-80s?

    According to police records, a woman’s decomposing body was pulled out of a ravine near Boulder Canyon Drive by several fishermen on July 1, 1982. The body was later identified as 20-year-old Susan Becker.

    On July 9, the body of 94-year-old Orma Smith was found in the Big Elks Meadows area, 26 miles from her Longmont home.

    Several days later, Argue was arrested and convicted for attempting to abduct a 26-year-old University of Colorado female student at knife-point July 15, 1982.

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    central Georgia, USA
    From your link, Kimster:

    ...Argue, previously convicted and sentenced to serve 20-50 years in Illinois prison for killing his 14-year-old sister-in-law, Susan Marion in 1966, was paroled in 1982 after serving only 16 years. Upon his release, Argue initially moved to Boulder and then to Longmont shortly thereafter. ...

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