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Katsina Roybal

A 21 year old woman is shot on the front porch of her Denver, CO home

  • Last updated: June 21, 2023
  • Denver, CO
  • July 12, 2010

Overview of Katsina Roybal

Katsina Lynnea Roybal was only 21 years old when her life was taken from her in 2010.

Katsina was born and raised in east Denver, CO. She had a large extended family who adored her, including two younger sisters that she stepped up to raise. At the time of her death, Katsina was attending the Metropolitan State College of Denver with hopes of a bright future. She was known for her kind heart and sweet smile.

“She was a beautiful person, we are going to miss her. She was just a joy to be around.” - Betty Barcelona, Katsina’s aunt.
Katsina Lynnea Roybal

Katsina was shot on the front porch of her home in July of 2010.

Around 10:00 pm on the night of July 12, 2010, Katsina and an unnamed man were on the front porch of her Denver, CO home when two unidentified men approached. The two men fired several shots at Katsina and the man before fleeing the scene. Katsina was declared dead at the scene once authorities arrived and the man survived with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Where the case stands today.

Katsina’s case has gone unsolved for more than 12 years. Her family and friends have been left for over a decade with more questions than answers in their loved one’s death. If you have any information regarding Katsina's murder, please contact the Denver Police Department at (720) 913-2000 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). You can also submit your tip through their online tip form. There is currently a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for her death.


  1. Date Found:July 12, 2010
  2. Date of Death:July 12, 2010
  3. Birthday:January 12, 1989
  4. Age at Incident:21
  5. Race:African-American / Black
  6. Gender:Female

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