Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

January 26, 2023 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Charges Oliver Baclayon with Murder

DENVER—On January 21, 2023, Denver Police Department officers responded to a 911 call of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found 29-year-old Oliver Baclayon on the front porch of a residence and a deceased 61-year-old woman inside.

Today, prosecutors with the Denver DA’s Office announced that a criminal case against Oliver Baclayon was opened. He is charged with one count of murder in the first degree (F1). This is Denver District Court case number 23CR000427.

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The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6.