Jessica Ghawi was one of the first victims identified, but now a complete list has been released. From the youngest – a 6-year-old girl, whose mother remains in critical condition – to the eldest – a 51-year-old father whose teens escaped the violence – here are their stories.
Jonathan BlunkThe father of two, Blunk, 26, served five years in the Navy and had planned a trip for the day after the screening to visit his children and estranged wife, Chantel, in Reno, Nev.
A.J. BoikEighteen-year-old Boik played lacrosse at Gateway High School in Aurora and worked for the Organo Gold coffee company. Boik's girlfriend and another of his friends attended the screening with him, but they both survived the shooting.
Jesse ChildressChildress, a staff sergeant in the Air Force reserves, had been on active duty with the 310 Force Support Squadron.
Gordon CowdenAt 51, Cowden was the eldest victim. He had taken his two teenagers, who escaped unharmed. His family describes him as a "loving father, outdoorsman and small business owner, Cowden was a true Texas gentleman ... A quick witted world traveler with a keen sense of humor, he will be remembered for his devotion to his children and for always trying his best to do the right thing."
Courtesy Jessica Redfield
John LarimerNaval Petty Officer Third Class John Larimer, 27, had been in the Navy since 2001. "He will be missed by all who knew him," says his commanding officer, Cmdr. Jeffrey Jakuboski.
Micayla MedekMedek was a student at the Community College of Aurora and was set to graduate in 2015. Under her Facebook's "About" section, she wrote: "I'm a simple, independent girl (sic) who's just trying to get her life together."
Matt McQuinnMcQuinn, a 27-year-old Target store worker, had been protecting girlfriend Samantha Yowler from gunshots when he was hit. Although Yowler was struck in the knee, she is expected to make a full recovery.
Courtesy Sullivan Family
Alex SullivanAn employee at the Aurora movie theater, Sullivan's 27th birthday coincided with Friday morning's Dark Knight premiere. He also planned to celebrate his first wedding anniversary with his wife, Cassie, on Sunday.
Alex TevesA recent graduate of the University of Denver, the 24-year-old Phoenix native had earned his master's degree in counseling psychology.
Rebecca WingoA mother of two girls, Wingo, 32, had joined the Air Force after high school and became a translator after mastering Mandarin Chinese. "I hear she died instantly, without pain, however the pain is unbearable," her father, Steve Hernandez, posted on Facebook. "Lord why, why, why???"