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Case File 3661DMCO

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Lorenzo Deshawn Chivers
Missing since February 7, 1999 from Grandy, Grand County, Colorado
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 5, 1962
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 36 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'10" (178 cm); 160 lbs (73 kg)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Lorenzo has a tattoo of a scorpion on his left forearm and a scar on his abdomen.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Lorenzo , Sarah Skiba and, Paul Skiba were last seen on February 7, 1999, when Paul Skiba and Lorenzo Chivers went to a moving job in Morrison, CO, and Paul's daughter went along.

When they weren't heard from for a week, Paul's family and a friends went to the moving company lot in Westminster and found the moving truck parked with bullet holes, blood and a bloody piece of scalp. They also noticed that Skiba's only functioning truck was not parked quite the way he would have done it himself.
Police found blood all over the back of the big truck and in the cab.   
A DNA test revealed that blood found in a moving van belonged to Paul and Sarah Skiba, the scalp to Paul. Chivers, who has also not been seen since, was the father of a son and daughter.

Authorities believe that the three were ambushed and killed when they returned the truck to the lot. Police think their bodies were put in the back of Skiba's moving truck, driven to another location and dumped.
 It was then driven back to the lot and parked. 

Thornton police investigated the homicides and said previously that they believe Paul Skiba was the intended target, but the motive was unclear. The truck's loading ramp, moving blankets and straps were also missing.

Chivers' and Skiba's personal cars, which they had left at the lot during their Sunday moving jobs, were parked at separate apartment complexes across Denver. Investigators were never able to make a direct link between the victims and those buildings.

Paul and Sarah Skiba were initially reported as missing persons to Thornton Police, and Lorenzo Chivers was reported missing to Lakewood Police. Police initially thought it was a parental abduction, even though Chivers was also missing.

 No trace of the three has ever been found.

Vehicle Description

  • Year: 1978.
  • Make/Model: Chevrolet moving truck approx. 25 feet long
  • Color: White
  • Other: Vehicle has a Red Crescent on both sides
Investigators are asking anyone who saw this vehicle on Sunday, February 7, 1999 to please call.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Westminster Police Department
Det. Sgt. Tim Clark

Agency Case Number: 99-02080/NamUs MP# 10782

NCMEC #: NCMC860296

NCIC #: M870255680

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The Denver Channel
Polly Klaas Foundation

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