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Centennial man, 73, found shot to death in Lone Tree parking lot near Park Meadows Mall

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information surrounding Michael Lohmeier's death.
Michael Lohmeier
Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-10 21:05:15-05

LONE TREE, Colo. — Family and friends of a Centennial man still have no answers after he was killed in a Lone Tree parking lot near the Park Meadows Mall.

Michael Lohmeier, 73, was found shot to death in his 2009 light blue Toyota Highlander in a parking lot along South Yosemite Street around 12:25 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Lohmeier's death was ruled a homicide. No suspects have been identified at this time, the Lone Tree Police Department said.

Jay Grenawalt was Lohmeier's best friend. Their friendship spanned nearly seven decades.

“We met in kindergarten. He was my closest friend. Some call us brothers in some ways,” said Grenawalt. “We did a lot of the same things. We loved music.”

Lohmeier's loved ones said he enjoyed spending time alone and liked going to that area to take photographs of the scenery.

"If it was warm, he often would walk along the bike path," Grenawalt added.

Lohmeier's keys, wallet and camera were still in his vehicle after the shooting.

"Mike had no enemies, I don't think. So this makes it even more senseless and more difficult, I think, to come to grips with," said Grenawalt.

Lone Tree police do not believe there is a threat to the public.

"We're all trying to work with healing right now. But knowing some of the circumstances behind Mike's murder, his death, would provide at least some closure, which we don't have right now," said Grenawalt.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could earn up to $2,000.

Centennial man, 73, found shot to death in Lone Tree parking lot near Park Meadows Mall

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