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January 16th, 2007

The Number of Unsolved Murders in New York City

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There are now 9,082 unsolved murders in New York City going back to 1985. That figure is a moving target of course. They are adding to that number all the time. Roughly 150 – 200 or more murders go cold every year, and try as they might, they are not going back and solving that many each year (of the older, cold cases).

That picture was take at one of the Property Clerk warehouses. Those barrels contain homicide evidence.

Attention!  If you have a friend or loved one whose murder is still unsolved and you want to know what to do, please read this:

People ask repeatedly in the comments section about what to do or who to call about an unsolved murder. The answer to those questions are on the left under the heading, Getting Help – Contacting a Cold Case Squad. First read the document titled Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad. Then look up the number in the document Cold Case Squad and Other Organizations.

If you can’t find a number for your city or town, call your local police department and ask them if they have a cold case squad or a person in their homicide squad who specializes in cold cases. If they don’t then ask to speak to someone in their homicide squad. If you don’t get what you believe is a decent response, then go to the document on the left titled, Escalating Your Case.

If you have specific questions after reading through these instructions please ask here, but come back to see the answer!

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  • 1 Carlene // Apr 7, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Hello
    Im Carlene, I am 17 years old. When I was two years old my mother was murdered in Brooklyn, New york and her case was never solved. I am trying to figure out who I can contact about my mother’s case. Im not trying to figure out who did it because there were rumors about what happened and it was brought to my attention he was killed. I would just like to know details about my mother’s case because I never really knew who she was and I feel as if I need some kind of closer. Can you please help me??

  • 2 Stacy Horn // Apr 7, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Carlene, I’m going to email you.

  • 3 Shavon // Apr 20, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Hello,
    SOmetimes in 1990 my aunt got murdered in New York City. She was shot i the face, possibly for her radio. No one has ever addressed her case with my family and my grandmother experienced deep sorrow for many years due to her lose and she also recently died. Now my cousing 25 still has no information on what really happened to his mother. I donot even no where to begin. If anybody knows can you please help me. We really need closure.

  • 4 Stacy Horn // Apr 21, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Shavon, first, I’m very sorry about your aunt. Closure may not be possible, but your cousin can certainly find out what happened and where the case was left. The number for the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad is to the left under “Information.” You would click on Cold Case Squads and other organizations.

    BUT, before you or your cousin calls, you should click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad” which is under email. I give advice as to how to get what you need quickly. Trust me, it’s worth following the steps I outline.

    I’m going to email this just in case you don’t get back here.

    Stacy

  • 5 Tasha Spivey // Jun 18, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    i would like information about my dad that was murdered in i think harlem new york on or around september 1-5, 2009. He was taken Lincoln Memorial Hospital(i Think) His name is Kevin E Holmes SR. Social Security index just has it as K Holmes 8-23-50 to 9-1-1990. All efforts are greatly appreciated.
    Thanks again and GOD BLESS!!!

    Please help!!!!
    All aff

  • 6 Stacy Horn // Jun 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Tasha, I am going to email you.

  • 7 MADISON // Jul 1, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    HELLO
    SEEKING INFO ON A MURDER OF A 7 YEAR OLD GIRL NAMED ADRIAN REYES.
    THIS HAPPENED IN FAR ROCKAWAY QUEENS N.Y.
    THIS HAPPENED MAY 1978
    I WAS 8 AT THE TIME, THIS WAS MY FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR AND THIS HAS HAUNTED ME SINCE IT HAPPENED.
    HER KILLER WAS NAMED BRUCE BOSTICK
    HE ALSO LIVED IN OUR BUILDING WHERE THE MURDER TOOK PLACE.

    I REMEMBER CLEARLY ALL THE NEWS CAMERAS AND REPORTS AT THE 101 ST PRECINCT TO COVER THE CASE, BUT WHEN I LOOK FOR INFO ON HER MURDER , ALL I CAN FIND IS ONE SMALL ARTICLE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES.
    THIS WAS ON THE TV NEWS ALSO AND I REMEMBER JOHN JOHNSON FROM EYE WITNESS NEW WAS THERE.
    HOW CAN I GET INFO ON THIS CASE

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
    GREAT SITE

  • 8 Matthew // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I am a former NYC Police Officer and I was assigned to the 101 PCT. I patrolled the housing developments on a daily basis and I never heard about the murder of 7 year old Adrian Reyes. There are a lot of good people in Far Rockaway, however like everything else is life a few rotten apples always spoil it for them. I looked up the convicted murderer Bruce Bostick. Bostick is still in Attica (thankfully). Could you please forward me some information abou the Reyes Homicide. I cannot find anything on line. Thank you.

  • 9 David Stroebel // Jul 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    On October 19, 1944 my 15 year-old cousin, Frieda Winget who disappeared on her way home from school in the Bronx. She frequently stopped at a Chinease laundromat near her home and chatted with the two owners. A day after questioning the two men, one of the men fled. I have a newspaper clipping of the story. How do I get a copy of the police investigation and where do I send my request for the report?

    Thank you

    Dave

  • 10 Stacy Horn // Jul 30, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I’m going to email you, but for others who might need it, the number for the Missings Persons Squad in New York City is 646-610-6914, 6917. Although I heard it moved so the number may have changed. If that is the case and if no one picks up at the number to tell you their new number call the Detective Bureau and ask them for the new number: 646-610-5430.

  • 11 Kristie Reyes // Aug 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    my father was murdered in queens in February 1990 a few months before i was born, his case was never solved and as his only child i feel i need to know the truth if someone can please help me or direct to someone who can it can be a great help in this 19 year mystery

  • 12 Stacy Horn // Aug 10, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Hi. I’m going to email this to you as well in case you don’t come back to see the answer, but the answer to your questions were here all along. There are links to left that would give you the numbers to call and instructions about what information you should have ready before you call. I’m so sorry about your father.

  • 13 tyleah hamitlon // Aug 19, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    hi my name is tyleah hamitlon. iam looking for details on my grandmother gevena hamilton. from my father he said when he was 9 she was murder. i never new her and im looking fpr details about the case and about her. me and my dads part of the family does not talk so i dont no what happened back then or know anything bout what they may know. please some one help meh find what happened to her

  • 14 Stacy Horn // Aug 19, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Tyleah. I’m sorry about your grandmother. I’m going to email you.

  • 15 latisha reid // Aug 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    i just cant let go the death of my father go he was killed in new york back in 1989 all i know is he gave them a which i belive that there is dna left by the person he was fighting i dont know how to go about reopening his case this has been on my mine since i was 12 yearsold his was thomas green

  • 16 Stacy Horn // Aug 22, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I’m so sorry about your father, Latisha. I will email you as well, but instructions on what to do and who to contact are on the left, under “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad.” I guess I have to figure out how to make the fact that this information is there clearer.

  • 17 Traveena // Sep 8, 2009 at 12:41 am

    OMG… This is so surreal, I visited this site to get information @ the Adrian Reyes case too. I was 5 maybe 6 at the time. I also lived in the building and played with her as well. If it helps any the address was 1450 Greenport rd, in Far Rockaway Queens. A lot of the details I have are vague but I remember the incident vividly. We moved shortly thereafter. Please, if you have found any links or direction I can move in contact me.

  • 18 MADISON // Sep 27, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    TO TRAVEENA

    WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU, WAS STARTING TO THINK I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO REMEMBERED THAT. I SAW HER BROTHER RECENTLY, BUT DIDN’T GET A CHANCE TO TALK TO HIM. BUT I KNOW THE AREA HE WORKS AND WILL TRY AGAIN.
    THIS IS A SAD STORY. TO THINK THAT THIS ANIMAL WILL BE GETTING OUT SOON IS HORRIBLE.
    I THINK OF THIS STORY OFTEN. I REALIZE HOW CLOSE WE ALL CAME TO BEING ADRIAN. THAT COULD HAVE BEEN ANY ONE OF US KIDS.
    WE ALL RAN AROUND THAT BIG ASS BUILDING.
    I LIVED ON THE 6TH FLOOR RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER FROM THIS PERV.
    WILL KEEP LOOKING
    R.I.P. ADRIAN

  • 19 Stacy Horn // Sep 28, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Cases don’t really get sent to the Cold Case Squad, or rather, I haven’t heard of this. That has a kind of palming it off feel to me. Have the precinct detectives done everything they can to locate Brown? What you’ve posted sounds contradictory: they can’t find him and they don’t have enough to arrest him. Arresting him is not an issue if they can’t find him and if they haven’t interrogated him yet, it’s too soon to assess the strength of the case, they’re just not there yet to make that kind of call.

    But in any case you can call the Cold Case Squad yourself and discuss it with a detective there. I would suggest reading my instructions first though and be prepared.

    I’m really sorry about your brother. I’m sorry that solving his case has been hampered in the ways that it has, not finding his remains, that horrible mother tampering with evidence.

  • 20 Stacy Horn // Oct 2, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I’m going to email you.

  • 21 vitulli // Oct 13, 2009 at 11:05 am

    robin lyn Vitulli my sister .was named in Gotti trile just this week ..its had a bad afectt on me cant work sleep .trying to deal with ,am so alone

  • 22 Stacy Horn // Oct 13, 2009 at 11:14 am

    And I’m going to email you as well.

  • 23 D king // Oct 19, 2009 at 11:37 am

    hi my name is neicy my cousin george moore was shot fatally on may 29 2007 the same time the school kids were coming home from school their was a suspect and witnesses but the suspect was realesed and theres been no further action in the case he was just 18 years old he didnt even get a chance to live his life i miss him so much it was a cold blooded and senseless crime so many young men were killed in brownsville in 2007 the violence is crazy its unsafe for people to raise their children anything will be greatly appreciated

  • 24 Stacy Horn // Oct 20, 2009 at 8:18 am

    I’m so sorry about your cousin. It is terrible for someone so young to die. I would first contact your aunt and uncle to see what the last contact was with the detectives working the case. Also, go to the left and click on “Before you contact a cold case squad.”

    If your aunt and uncle would like to proceed, the number for the cold case squad is also on the left under Cold Case Squads and Other Organizations.

  • 25 Pedro // Oct 21, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    My then 20 yr old brother, Efrain “Tino” Blanco was murdered in Jan 1993, I would like info on who to contact and possible take a look at his picture when he was found because they say he died sort of smiling. Thnx to all who help

  • 26 Stacy Horn // Oct 21, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I’m sorry about your brother. This is a new question for me! I would try two places. First, contact the precinct who handled the case and explain what you want. They are going to be resistant because if the case is closed it’s filed away somewhere and they have to retrieve it. Be politely persistent. You could also call the Office of the Medical Examiner, that is where autopsies are performed and they take a picture of everyone they autopsy. Their number is 212.447.2030.

  • 27 Laurean // Oct 22, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    HELLO
    IN JULY OF 1995 MY SISTER (LAKIESHA N. MILLS) AND TWO NIECES (SHADAI MILLS & PHILISE MILLS) WHERE MURDERED IN A HOUSE FIRE (THE FIRE DEPT SAID THE FIRE WAS SET) AT 104-35 134 ST RICHMOND HILLS NY, THE MURDER HAS NEVER BEEN SOLVED DETECTIVES STOPED CALLIN MY MOM A FEW MONTHS AFTER IT HAPPENED, AND THE THOUGHT OF MY SISTER AND NIECES MURDERER STILL WALKING THE STREETS IS REALLY WEARING ON MY SOUL. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP THIS MATTER TO REST SO THAT MY FAMILY CAN GO ON WITH OUR LIVES

  • 28 Stacy Horn // Oct 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Oh that is so horrible. I’m so sorry. To get help you should start by clicking on the link in the left hand column of this site titled “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad.” Read that through and let me know if you have any questions.

    Then, the contact information for all the Cold Case Squad is also on the left hand column of this site in a link titled “Cold Case Squads and Other Organizations”.

  • 29 Beth // Nov 3, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I’d like to find out how I can get inforamtion regarding the stabbing death of my husband’s cousin. His name was Robert (Bobby) Dain and he was owner/proprietor of an art gallery on Madison Ave. NYC. He was found stabbed 12 times in his apartment, April 24, 1973. I found three articles archived in the NY Post but no other information. Family believes it was someone close to Bobby who commited the crime, but they were never told of any suspects and we believe the murder is still an open investigation. Can you give me advice on other contacts to gather more information?

    Thanks.

  • 30 Stacy Horn // Nov 4, 2009 at 9:35 am

    To begin, the family can call the detective squad at the precinct with these questions. The detectives can look up the case and let them know if it’s still an open investigation, and if there were never any arrests it would be. There is no statute of limitations for homicide. The family can also ask to discuss what was done and where the case was left.

    By the way, I looked and the New York Times also had a few articles about this in April. If you go to the main branch of the New York Public Library you can access these articles via Proquest. You can probably get access at other branches, this is the only one I know about and use. If you don’t know how to use Proquest a librarian can show you.

  • 31 Fraz // Nov 9, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I heard some years ago a woman was killed in the building I live in. She used to live with her husband/boyfriend on the 6th floor of the building. She was never happy with this guy and was killed.
    Till today if a male & female live in that apt. they get hard time in their relationship even though if things were fine between them before they moved in that apt.
    I heard that woman’s spirit doesn’t like a man in that apartment nothing happens to a woman.
    I’d like to find out if there was in fact a homicide in my building on the 6th floor apartment, when it happened, why and how it happened, and what happened with the case?
    I don’t know where to find out all this info?

  • 32 Stacy Horn // Nov 10, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Without even a date that’s going to be tricky. I’d try to get more information from the oldest neighbors who live in the building.
    Then you could try asking at the closest precinct with the date and hopefully, also the name of the woman who was killed. They may not tell you anything though since you are not a member of her family.

    You could also try researching this story at the library. Whenever I suggest going to the library people tend to balk, but you can get a lot of information through databases like Proquest, and it’s fun. Proquest is a database of newspapers. So, for instance, you could type in the address of your building and see if any articles come back about a murder there. The fun part, for me anyway, is the other things that come back that you weren’t expecting. I was researching my own building and learned about all sorts of things that happened here over the past 100 years, and interesting people who have lived here, etc.

  • 33 sandra canto // Dec 20, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Hi
    In 1996 my uncle jose manuel canto was murdered on 7-26-96 in bronx new york, he was going to testify against a murder that took place in his apartment by friends of a young man in manhattan. a few days before he was to testify he was brutally hammered to death in his own apartment. My grandmother was so lost in her pain that she never really looked into his murder nor did she ever enquire any details. Now that I am older and have my own family I have been asking my dad questions and he has no answers. Before my grandmother dies I would love to find who murdered my uncle, but most of all were any of his friends part of his murder. We don’t know if the case is a cold case or if the people who murdered him were ever caught. Can you help me get on track I live in RI so how can I do my research from here.

  • 34 Stacy Horn // Dec 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I’m sorry about your uncle. I’m going to email you. (But instructions on how to proceed are on the left under Contacting a Cold Case Squad.)

  • 35 Chris lopez // Jan 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    My uncle Angel Ortega was brutally murdered in 2007 in the Bronx, from what I know by 3 men. My grandparents have been desparetly been trying to find the people who killed their son, but they are too old to be going through something like this, is there anyone in specific I could contact to help because the cops been gave up on the case, and I’m sorry for all those who posted on this site, this is a pain that time doesn’t heal it just makes it worse

  • 36 Stacy Horn // Jan 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Yes, look to the left under “Contacting a Cold Case Squad.” You will find instructions and the telephone number for the Cold Case Squad in New York.

  • 37 John J. Reyes // Mar 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Dear Madison and Traveena, My name is John, I am Adrian oldest brother. Yes the incident occurred in May 1978. Bruce Bostick is still incarcerated in the Green Haven correctional facility. He has a parole hearing in January 2012. Hopefully he will not be paroled. I plan on contacting the Warden and asking him to present letters written to the parole board asking that he will not be released. Please write letter’s also. I have left my E-Mail address please feel free to E-Mail me. You probably remember my brothers. Darryl, Brian, Terry, and my mom Eunice Reyes.

  • 38 Stacy Horn // Mar 28, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Hello John. I’m so sorry about your sister. I hope the parole hearing goes as you wish.

  • 39 Justina Hicks // Apr 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Hi my name is Justina and my brother was murderd on Sept 30,1995 in the pink houses projects in Brooklyn. His name was Michael Esquilin.After his murder know one was arrested and I feel his case is cold. Please help me.

  • 40 Stacy Horn // Apr 18, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I’m so sorry about your brother. How can I help you? Did you read through the instructions here? Why don’t you take a look and let me know if you have any questions?

    I have instructions about what to do and what to get ready before you contact a cold case squad here.

    And then all the numbers for the various cold case squads and other organizations here.

  • 41 JOSELINE // May 16, 2010 at 2:06 am

    MY COUSIN ARELIS MANON WAS MURDERED IN A MIDTOWN APARTMENT IN 148TH STREET AND AMSTERDAM . FOR WHAT I HEARD SHE WAS STABBED IN THE NECK AND CHEST AND HAD RECENTLY CAME OUT THE SHOWERS BUT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF RAPE IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING PLEASE EMAIL ME AT JAVIAN26@YAHOO.COM SHE HAD 8 KIDS !!!

  • 42 Stacy Horn // May 16, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I’m so sorry about your cousin. All the instructions for what do are here. If look to the left under “Contacting a Cold Case Squad.” You will find instructions and the telephone number for the Cold Case Squad in New York. Did you have any questions?

  • 43 Brett Perlin-Pradlik // May 19, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I had a old highschool friend, Elizabeth McNamara, who was brutely raped and stabbed to death on the roof of the building that she lived in with her family in 1985, 225th street and exterior street, The marble hill projects. I have had no contact with her family since her tragic murder. It was such a tragedy that I think her mother had to let go of me because i reminded her of her daughter Lizzy (that is what we would call her.) I have never found out if her killer was ever found. How can i locate and find out more about my buddy? Lizzy who’s life was cut so short- she was only 19 years old when the tragedy occured. Please tell me how i can find out so that I can move on and know that whoever it is who took her life away is/was brought to justice- it has been eating me up inside for years……….Brett Perlin- Pradlik

  • 44 Brett Perlin-Pradlik // May 19, 2010 at 12:20 am

    My friend Elizabeth Mcnamara’s murder occurred in the Bronx, NY- I am sorry I left that out. Brett Perlin+Pradlik

  • 45 Stacy Horn // May 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I’m so sorry about your friend. All the answers to your questions were explained in this post. I also made a new post restating everything. You can see that if you go back to the main page:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/

    But if you contact the NYPD they will be able to tell you if the case was cleared or not. They may not tell you much more since you are not a member of her immediate family.

    I did a quick search on the New York Times website, and the year was 1986:

    http://nyti.ms/cPHimZ

    Her full name was Mary Elizabeth McNamara, so you should provide that when you call. You might want to write down the location too.

  • 46 Sarah // Jun 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I’m trying to find out some information about a house in Acra, New York. The house has been vacant for a very long time and people say a family was murdered there. The red numbers (not up to date, fire numbers I’m assuming), are 201 and 7148. I’ve done a lot of research and can’t find anything. I was wondering if you had any record of the house.

  • 47 Stacy Horn // Jun 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Although this was written for Manhattan you can probably figure out what the equivalents would be for your town or city:

    http://www.nysoclib.org/articles/gray_1995.html

  • 48 shaniqua wester // Jun 30, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Hi i am trying to find out some informantion and hopefully find out who killed my mom bernadette wester in1990 i was 7 years old at the time and she was straggled and stabbed to death numerous times in her apartment at 101 stagg walk williamsburg new york. there was a lot of blood and fiingerprints how can i get this case looked over again.

  • 49 Stacy Horn // Jul 1, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Hi. I am so sorry about your mother. That sounds particularly brutal. The answer to how to get this case looked at again is in this post that you are commenting on. I will email you in case you don’t come back to read this.

  • 50 shaniqua wester // Jul 1, 2010 at 11:32 am

    that you sooo much for your help! and starting this site.

  • 51 mark // Jul 22, 2010 at 12:52 am

    my friend was murder in may 2009 in farrockaway the case was never solved i want to know why his name was derrick reeder

  • 52 mark // Jul 22, 2010 at 12:56 am

    i have another friend who has been murderd name soyica easley never heard what really happened to him all i know was he was shot

  • 53 Stacy Horn // Jul 22, 2010 at 2:04 am

    I’m very sorry about your friends. The answer to how to find out what happened is in this post that you are commenting on. I will email you in case you don’t come back to read this.

  • 54 Melanie // Jul 27, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Hello, I have a friend who was murdered in Brooklyn, NY in December of 2005. I just found out about his murder now since I lost touch with him sometime before it happened. Is there any database for NYC cases that the public can access to see if the case is open or closed? Unfortunately, I feel that his case might still be open given the circumstances of a random act of violence with no witnesses. Thank you.

  • 55 Zakia // Jul 28, 2010 at 1:22 am

    I was 6 years that lived in the same building as Adrian Reyes when she was murdered by Bruce Bostick. I think about her and that incident often. I too lived on the 6th floor and my sister and cousin was 9 years old at the time and that could have been any one of us because this building was full of little girls. I remember this case so vividly. I heart goes out to her family. I looked up the murdered and found out that he is up for parole 1/2012. I will write to the parole board. He should never get out of prison.

  • 56 Zakia // Jul 28, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I was a 6 years girl that lived in the same building as Adrian Reyes when she was murdered by Bruce Bostick. I think about her and that incident often. I too lived on the 6th floor and my sister and cousin was 9 years old at the time and that could have been any one of us because this building was full of little girls. I remember this case so vividly. My heart goes out to her family. I looked up the murderer and found out that he is up for parole 1/2012. I will write to the parole board. He should never get out of

  • 57 Dionne // Jul 28, 2010 at 1:29 am

    @ John, I too remember this horrible day in my pass that is so vivid. I often wondered if that animal is still in prison. I will make it my business to write a letter to the parole board in the hopes they keep him behind bars where he belong for the rest of his natural born life. The things he put us thru growing up baring this scar I would never wish on anyone. I sometimes felt relief as well as guilt knowing the details of this unspeakable act. The news spared no detail and flashed my face as well as many other child’s faces on the news program that night. If I remember correctly that building had dozens of kids around her age that could have been victims. But I do want you to know our hearts (the young people that considered her a playmate) are heavy with this memory and we all wish for the same destiny for this ANIMAL. She was loved then and she is not forgotten now.

  • 58 Dionne // Jul 28, 2010 at 1:30 am

    This is for my friend Adrian Reyes, RIP

  • 59 Anta // Aug 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    When I was 8 years old my father was shot in his car. Somewhere during January 2-4. Noone saw or heard anything even though his car was there for three days. The poilice have not found anything and I would very much like too go ahead and restart the invesigation.

  • 60 Justin // Sep 12, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Im justin my friend Robinson lajuenesse (19) was shot at a bbq at 212 street and hollis queens by a shotgun in his thigh and bled to death in the hospital on 7-30-2010. i want to kno if the killer was caught and who it was please help me out

  • 61 Stacy Horn // Sep 12, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Hi Justin. You should start by calling the police precinct, which I believe is the 113th. (718) 712-7733.

  • 62 Love // Sep 24, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I would like to know why cases go unsolved-it’s as if no one cares once they are gone. Soyica Easley was killed and officers were not as helpful as expected. I would like more information to help get this case solved.

  • 63 stacy swearingen // Sep 26, 2010 at 2:25 am

    i am the daughter of robin vitulli/ swearingen i have pushed and pushed the feds to find answers but they are no help i did find out my uncle t knew more than he spoke all i can say is karma i will find a away to put alite behind bars for killing her! i promise you that i am not scared of these loser low life gotti crew blah blah blah they are cowards!!!

  • 64 Troy D // Sep 28, 2010 at 5:04 am

    On Or Around October 12, 1984 – My very very best friend Godfrey “al” Ferguson was found murdered in his studio apartment in the Bronx, what made this an especially vicious crime is “al” was only 21 years old and was stabbed 7 times and his body sat for 7 days, therefore decomposing, he had a closed casket funeral and I lost contact with the family, all these years later and I still not over this crime, I remember the detectives coming to pick me up and taking me to the p/precint to look over photo’s found in his apartment, it will be 26 years next month and now I’m remembering important events that should have been told to the detectives investigating the case all those years ago, what can I do today, regarding this info?

  • 65 Stacy Horn // Sep 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Well, that’s what I wrote my book about. I’d have to know more about this case to answer why this particular case went cold, but all my advice about how to get help is over on the upper left, under “GETTING HELP – CONTACTING A COLD CASE SQUAD.”

  • 66 victor // Oct 2, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Hi my girlfrind was in murdered in my home on 3/9/07 her name is Shonda Brown and still anser why and what can be done?

  • 67 Stacy Horn // Oct 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Oh God, that is terrible, I’m sorry. All my advice about how to get help is over on the upper left, under “GETTING HELP – CONTACTING A COLD CASE SQUAD.”

  • 68 Rodney Hall // Oct 4, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Hi … interesting site.

    I am currently building my family tree and I know that a cousin of mine (CHRISTOPHER WEEKS from England) was murdered in New York either in late 1970s or early 1980s. He would probably be in his late 20s then.

    Wanted to know his date of birth, date of death, name of wife (I heard he had an American wife) and any family there.

    Also, was the case ever solved ?

    Would be most appreciated. His nearest relatives that I know off here have all passed on.

    Cheers, Rodney

  • 69 Stacy Horn // Oct 4, 2010 at 9:08 am

    You need to do your best to narrow down where and when. There are 76 precincts in New York, and the murders from that time period are not in their database, they’d have to be found manually. You could contact the NYPD and try to get someone in Homicide Analysis to to start pulling out logbooks for each year and search through thousands and thousands of names, but you are more like to get help if you can narrow it down. Someone in your family might have a little more information.

  • 70 K. Clayton // Oct 5, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Hello, My mother was killed July 7, 1989 in the building we resided in. I was eight yrs old at the time. I would like to know how can I get the re-opened or how can I find out some info on it! This event truely changed my life and I have alot of un-answered questions. She was robbed of her young life, and for what. I am now the same age she was when she died and I just want some answers. Thank you so much for your time!

  • 71 Stacy Horn // Oct 6, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Ugh. I’m so sorry. I never know what to say, I always wish I could find better words, but I’m sorry. Instructions for getting a cold case squad to take a look at your mother’s case are over on the upper left, under “GETTING HELP – CONTACTING A COLD CASE SQUAD.”

    I have to ask for help here. People repeatedly ask in this comments section about what to do, even though I say in the post that there are instructions on the left, and I continue to point that out here. Is there a reason why people don’t look at these instructions? I’ve written out advice about how to get help. There’s a list of cold case squads around the country and their telephone numbers (and their email) if I have that. It’s all right there. Why don’t people look?

  • 72 dave // Oct 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    hi im dave….i want to send my deepest sympathy to everyone that has lost someone dear to them……my sister ( damaris maisonet) was murdered in bushwick ,brooklyn new york sept 2000 on eldert st …the precint that handled the case was the 83rd… can you please find out what happened with her case …u can also call me [phone number removed].

  • 73 Stacy Horn // Oct 13, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I took out your telephone number. I don’t think you want that to posted publicly. You can contact the 83rd precinct to see find out the status of your sister’s case. The number is 718-574-1796. Instructions for getting a cold case squad to take a look at your her case are over on the upper left of this blog, under “GETTING HELP – CONTACTING A COLD CASE SQUAD.”

  • 74 Lauren // Oct 25, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I remember when I was a child a boy’s body was found in the neighborhood where I lived in the swamp. I want to say the name “Christian
    ” but I’m not positive. it was the 80′s and in was in College Point, NY. I’ve been thinking about that boy lately now that I’m a mom. Are there any research sites that would actually help me find out more info? I’ve been Googling a lot and nothing is found.

  • 75 Stacy Horn // Oct 25, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    The best advice I can give you is all in an earlier post titled, Finding More Information about a Homicide. You can read it here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 76 miss j singh // Nov 9, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Hi, my name is jasmine my brother was murdered in brooklyn ny back in 1993 in front of the marcy projects, he was shot 11 times which eliminated the entire left side of his face, he was only 17, how and what can I do its almost 2011, and still my parents have no clue, no answers. I have called the precinct years ago but they never returned any phone calls, what else can I do? Please help he was my only brother.

  • 77 Stacy Horn // Nov 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I’m so sorry about your brother. And I’m sorry the precinct didn’t return your calls. A ll my advice about how to get help is over on the upper left hand of this blog, under “GETTING HELP – CONTACTING A COLD CASE SQUAD.” Start with the one: Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad Read This.

  • 78 Luchiana // Nov 9, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Hello troy D I hope and pray you receive this I am Godfrey al ferguson little sister. I have been searching for some one who knew my brother. My name is keira I don’t know if you know me they call me Keke. I also have a sister name stephanie do you know her.

  • 79 Luchiana // Nov 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I am trying so hard to find out what really happen to my brother I was young he was my best friend. My mother can’t explain it to me because she doesn’t know either. I am in the criminal field but yet still in school. I would like to get in touch with Mr. Troy D. if you could help me some how. please I am desperate. I have been trying to find an article on my brother but yet still in all it doesn’t come close to home. I even name my son after him because he was my all. Please contact me as soon as you get this.This was an eye opener for me and my mother. I never forgot about him and never will. He still lives in side of me.

  • 80 dna wilson // Nov 13, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Hi” im Godfrey Al Ferguson cousin. My name is Edna and i live down the block on walton ave. Al came to my home with numerous friends if you remember me please contact my email love to hear from you.

  • 81 troy d // Nov 13, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Hi Troy D my name is Edna i am Godfrey Al Ferguson cousin. al use to frequent my home often. If you remember please write back hope to hear from you soon

  • 82 Charisse // Nov 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    @ Dave Hi David. This is your cousin Charisse. Not sure if you remember me but Tio Charlie and my Dad (Julio) are brothers. I would also live to find out what happened. Our Cousin Melissa has called the precinct and her case was filed under the cold cases. The original detective retired and it was assigned to another. He will be calling Melissa next week with more updates. I miss her alot! We all want and need closure. May she rest in peace always. Until I see you again cousin Damaris….

  • 83 TroyD // Dec 2, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Keira, And Edna – My Prayers Have Been Answered, To Be In Touch With Godfrey’s Family….This is Troy, And I Remember you both, as well as Mrs. McCullough and Stephanie, Keke you was a sweet little girl when Al bought me home, and I ran into Edna, at The Marriot Marquis In Times Square back in “85″..If you dare to remember back that long ago!!!….I’m in DISBELIEF right about now …… PLEASE e-mail me…..demdalites@yahoo.com, I’ve been thinking of “all of your family” constantly over the years, I was NEVER able to get over the MURDER of my best friend! ! ! !

  • 84 MADISON // Dec 18, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    @JOHN, HAVEN’T BEEN ON THIS SITE IN A WHILE..I SAW YOUR SISTER TWINKY A WHILE BACK. I WILL BE HAPPY TO WRITE LETTERS TO THE BOARD…NEVER SHOULD THIS ANIMAL BE RELEASED…I THINK ABOUT ADRIAN ALL THE TIME..I THINK WE ALL NEED SOME COUNSELING OF SOME SORT BACK THEN..I GREW UP WITH A FEAR FOR MY SAFETY AFTER THAT HAPPENED. I SEE ADRIANS FACE IN QUANESHA’S….I DO STILL REMEMBER YOUR MOTHER AND 1 BROTHER…I REMEMBER GOING TO SCHOOL IN THE MORNING AND ONE OF YOU BROTHERS WAS IN THE LOBBY, LOOKED LIKE HE HAD BEEN THERE ALL NIGHT. AS WE WERE LEAVING THE BUILDING, HE SAID TO US “IF YALL SEE ADRIAN, TELL HER SHE GOTTA COME HOME”…I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY..BY THE TIME WE GOT HOME FROM SCHOOL ALL THE KAOS HAD TAKEN PLACE….I REMEMBER THE WHOLE BUILDING BEING AT THE PRECINCT TRYING TO GET HIS ASS….IT FEELS GOOD TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE ABOUT THIS FINALLY….DIDN’T SEE YOUR EMAIL IN THE POST..SO HERE IS MINE..moneybrooklyn@yahoo.com
    GOD BLESS YOU AND THE FAMILY..
    @STACEY, IT IS OK TO POST THE EMAIL..JUST MADE IT AND WILL ONLY USE IT FOR HERE..
    THANKS AGAIN
    AND GREAT SITE.

  • 85 LINDA // Dec 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I HAD A FRIEND THAT WAS MURDERED ON 56-59 STREET ON THE WEST SIDE IN 1986. HER NAME WAS JANICE CECE. SO FAR IT HAS BEEN AN UNSOLVED MURDER. COULD U UPDATE FOR ME PLEASE

  • 86 Stacy Horn // Dec 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I’m sorry about your friend: All my advice about how to get help and more information is over on the upper left, under “GETTING HELP – CONTACTING A COLD CASE SQUAD.”

  • 87 shah // Dec 22, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Hello my name is shah, My father Michael Keith Glenn, was shoot and killed in 1995, in Roosevelt Projects I have heard many rumors since thien of the possible murder but Im not sure what can be dont at this point I would like to know how I can get valuable information and see if the case can reopen once again, I was told that the detective assigned to the case retired and the case was never solved but it would feel so nice to have closure, for me and my children who always hear ablut their grandfather but never got a chance to meet him

  • 88 Stacy Horn // Dec 22, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I’m very sorry about your father.

    I’m getting the sense that people come here, but don’t actually read anything when they get here. I’m not sure what to do about that. But the answer to your question (and everyone’s question) about how to get help and more information is over on the upper left, under “GETTING HELP – CONTACTING A COLD CASE SQUAD.”

  • 89 lisette marrero // Dec 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    i’m trying to find out if my sister nelida’s body was found. it was 1999 when we first heard that her sons father murder her i try to get as much information but i came up with nothing all i got was that someone from legacy carting corp dumped her body but he was fired. i just want to know if her body was found so the family can have closure please help thank you in advance and god bless

  • 90 charity milan // Dec 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    i too lived in the same bldg in farrock in the opposite corner on the second floor. i was ten and remember the police coming to my door asking questions. i remember hearing that there was no way she could’ve left the building b/c there were too many ppl hanging there all the time. If bostick ever gets out, there should be a crowd now waiting for him just as it was in 1978 by the 101st pct. He robbed all of us, esp. adrian and her family. my heart goes out to all who knew and loved her. she was just a little girl…a little girl. its been over 30 years ago and i still haven’t gotten over it. Adrian…my friend and playmate…rest in sweet peace. i will never forget u.

  • 91 Stacy Horn // Dec 27, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Lisette, I’m sorry about your sister. You should call the NYPD police precinct where her body was found. A list of all their precincts is here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/home/contact_information.shtml. If you don’t get the answer you need keep escalating. Ask to speak to the person’s supervisor.

  • 92 Stacy Horn // Dec 27, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I’m also starting to get the terrible idea that many of posts here might not be real people. I email everyone who asks for help to point to the documents for getting help but 95% never answer.

  • 93 Samantha Lennon // Jan 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Stacy,
    Yet another sad story. I am definitely a real person and would be grateful for any information. I was present during my mothers murder in the Bronx in 1993. I was outside the apt listening in, but did not see the guy. I ran to the other side of the building (where I lived with my dad) to call the cops because of what I heard. I was 10 years old at the time. It was never solved. Everyone who might have cared is either dead themselves or I’m just not in touch with. For some reason, only the last few years it is bothering me so much to the point where now I would like to do something about it. I know the chance of finding who did it is slim, but just knowing I tried would mean all the world to me. I have a cousin who is a NYC cop as a resource but I have done my own research on what a cold case squad would need from me. I just ordered a death certificate which is my first real action toward anything. I don’t even know exactly how she was murdered. Would I be able to obtain any evidence or is that strictly only for law officials? Thank you so much for you help, and for what you are bringing to light.

  • 94 Stacy Horn // Jan 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Well, that is horrible and I’m very sorry. You should just contact the Cold Case Squad directly. You don’t really need a death certificate in your case. I should take that out of the instructions, it’s rarely needed (sometime it’s needed to prove that the person even existed, and the cause and manner of death).

  • 95 Samantha Lennon // Jan 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I actually don’t know the exact way that she was murdered. I heard she was shot, but also strangled, so having the death certificate should clarify things..

  • 96 pad // Jan 11, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Brett Perlin Pradik …I also went to school with Mary Macnamara and often wonder what became of the case. There was another friend of ours Tommy Hill whom I lost touch with and vaguely remember hearing he was killed in the early To mid 90s in NY. Did you know him. How can I find out information about his murder which I think was in the bronx.

  • 97 Stacy Horn // Jan 11, 2011 at 8:21 am

    In your case you need to get more information. You might try the advice I give here: http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 98 leeann haynes // Jan 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO SHOT AND KILLED MY COUSIN HER NAME IS SHARON SISCO [JACKSON] SHE WAS FROM ENGLEWOOD N.J. BACK IN 74 OR 75 SHE WAS KILLED IN MAN

  • 99 Stacy Horn // Jan 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I’m sorry about your cousin: All my advice about how to get help and more information is over on the upper left, under “GETTING HELP – CONTACTING A COLD CASE SQUAD.”

  • 100 carol // Jan 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    WAS THERE A MURDER ON WEIRFIELD STREET
    AND KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE ACROSS FROM THE
    PARK IN THE FIRST OR THIRD HOUSE. THAT PART IS BROOKLYN NE WYORK

    IN THE YEAR 1945=1946

  • 101 Stacy Horn // Jan 18, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Please read this post, it has suggestions about how to find out:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 102 Maureen // Feb 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Hi my name is Maureen I am trying to find out if the murder of Violet M Campbell who was murdered in her home at 106-11 101 Ave Richmond Hill, NY on or about August 1973. We lived upstair from her she was my landlord and a very close friend. How can I find out if the case was ever solved?

  • 103 Stacy Horn // Feb 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Maureen you can call up the precinct and ask, the numbers for all the precincts are listed here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/home/precincts.shtml

    Iris, I’m sorry about your brother. Please look at the instructions here on the upper left under “GETTING HELP – CONTACTING A COLD CASE SQUAD.”

  • 104 Private Investigators // Mar 8, 2011 at 11:52 am

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  • 105 Stacy Horn // Mar 8, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Hello? Do you have a name? What is your experience, exactly?

  • 106 maureen g. o'brien // Mar 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    O n the morning of April 26,1973, my father’s body was supposedly found in a subway station near Lexington in NYC. His killer has never been found. I’ve looked online for even his name being identified as a homicide in 1973. It wasn’t suicide- I had just gotten off the phone with hIm from LA. His name was James Peter Farley b. 6-19-1927. Can you point me in a direction? Thanks, M. G. O’Brien

  • 107 TroyD // Mar 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Stacy Horn

    I’ve responded to articles #78 and #79 And #81 with article #83 and still haven’t heard anything from Godfrey’s Kin – either Edna Or Kiera, I’ve even contacted you and asked you to intervene and you contact them, yet I still haven’t heard from either of them, I figure that the spam guard may have made me lose the email, so i’ve enclosed another email address, I so BAD want to speak to Godfrey Al Ferguson’s Family….thx

  • 108 Jeannie Ramirez // Mar 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Hi MIss, Stacy Horn, I have been beating my brain on how to find out about my brother who was killed on October 23, 1977, in bushwick brooklyn new york on jefferson st and wilson and central. I was only 5 yrs old when this happen. I was sent away when i was 3 yrs old to foster care, and never seen my brother again..All I know is he was born on january 8, 1959 and was killed on october 23rd, 1977..I dont know anything else, Other than he was stabbed and killed…I would love to know what really happen to him, and if they ever caught the person who did this to him..I never really got to know my brother, I do have little memories of him. I have been online, and nothing seems to come up of him. I tried calling the 83rd precient , and tried getting info, but they to tell me they dont have information that old. I dont know what else to do..His name was Pedro suarez died 18 yrs old on oct, 23rd 1977, Born january 8, 1959…..Please help me, Please…..

  • 109 Stacy Horn // Mar 31, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Hello. I forwarded your request for contact, beyond that there is nothing more I can do. Also, you didn’t actually include an email address so I will put it here in case there is someone who wants to contact you: troytdd@live.com

  • 110 Stacy Horn // Mar 31, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    It’s not true that they don’t have information this old. Call them back and if someone tells you that again, ask to speak to their supervisor. Actually, here’s the number for Detective Squad at the 83, call them: 718-574-1796.

  • 111 Jeannie Ramirez // Mar 31, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Hi Stacy, Thank you for your responce. I will call the 83rd precient again. I wanted to call them back, But they are just so rude…My Email is sjeannie21@yahoo.com

  • 112 Stacy Horn // Apr 1, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I wish people who hate their jobs would do us all a favor and find another. (Not that finding a job these days is so easy.)

  • 113 Joe Sarcona // Apr 11, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Mu uncle Onofrio Sarcona, was murdered in April of 1979 in Brooklyn, NY. I did contact Cold Case, and was informed by a Detective that they couldn’t give me any info because I wasn’t a direct relative. I contacted my cousin in Michigan, and he called the Detective and was promised that he would look into it and get back to us, that was 3 years ago. I tried numerous times to contact the detective and was always told that he was in court. I left my e-mail and phone number, but was never contacted. What do I do now?

  • 114 Stacy Horn // Apr 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I’m going to respond via email.

  • 115 Horace // Apr 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I recently learned that Stacey E Kile was found dead 6/9/2009. From what I understand her body was found in a bag under a bridge in Queens. She had been there several days. Stacey’s mother has not been able to get much information from the detectives. She was calling every few months. She now calls once per year. Is there anyway to find out if any progress was made or if they are at a dead end? I am not a direct relative.

  • 116 Josephina // Apr 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    On March 3, 1995 two young teenage best friends were killed, execution style on an East Harlem rooftop in New york city. i was six years old then. one of those young teenage boys were my uncle, Ricky Santiago. ive been trying so hard to find closure within what happened to him but somehow that seems impossible. i just want to know why? how could someone do something so cruel. the most horrible thing about his case is the fact that he knew he was gonning to die. thats all i can remember him saying. i could feel him near me, he wants justice just as much as i do.

  • 117 Stacy Horn // Apr 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

    That is terribly sad, I’m so sorry. I have no answer for why people can be so cruel, but I’m very sorry that they are.

  • 118 Stacy Horn // Apr 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

    You wouldn’t be able to, but Stacey’s mother should be able to. I don’t know the facts of this case, so I am only speaking generally, but if following all the initial leads didn’t help them to make an arrest, at this point, two years later, nothing much will happen unless new evidence is found, or someone who wasn’t willing to talk then is willing to talk now. Few detectives will be this direct with family members because they don’t want to sound so hopeless. But the statistics for solving cases once they go cold are pretty bleak, unfortunately. I would suggest she call the detective back and just ask for the truth. If the detective won’t speak plainly ask to speak to his or her supervisor. There are a number of reasons why the detective may not be able to give the specific facts of his or her investigation, but they should be able to give an honest but general assessment of where they are with this case.

  • 119 Lisa Guliani // Apr 17, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Hi,

    I realize you receive many many emails, but I think I need your help. Several days ago I learned that my son’s father is dead and has been dead since approximately the 3rd week of September 2000. I am trying to piece together what happened, but this man wasn’t easy to find while alive. I’ve been presented withh 4 death scenarios thus far, and I don’t know exactly what day he died (although I think it may have been September 23, 2000).
    I need to know date of death, cause of death and what happened to the remains. My son and grandchildren are his only living blood relatives. I am in the process of trying to contact those who had knowledge of him and his whereabouts back in 2000.
    I am told he may have been found dead in Tompkins Square Park, and another person told me that he was beaten to death by Hell’s Angels and found dead in an abandoned building, where he had been kicked to death.
    I don’t know who to believe. I would like to know what happened with his remains, and I don’t think they could just release the remains to “anyone”. I have searched the Hart’s Island (Potter’s Field) databases and don’t see his name on there, but that does not mean he isn’t buried there. He may have also been donated for medical research. One person told me he was cremated and his ashes scattered in the Village. Another person told me this did not happen. Noone seems to have seen a death certificate, but that may only be because nobody around him at the time of his passing was family.
    He left me and my son when I was 20 years old, and my son was 2 1/2 months old. Went to work one day and never came back.
    We’ve searched for him for almost 25 years.
    apparently, he died in 2000 and nobody ever informed us, as we were in another state.

    My son really needs to know what happened to his father. If he died in a public space like Tompkins Square Park or in an abandoned building, one would think this might make news, even in NYC. It’s terrible how so many lost lives go unreported when the deceased is someone who was not rich or affluent.
    Every life has value. Every life.
    We seek closure. My son called the NYC police the other day trying to inquire about his father and was laughed at.
    He used to use more than one social security number (aka OTHER people’s SS#’s) but he was arrested in the village back in the mid80s in Washington Square Park (and likely at some point after that), so I presume his fingerprints would be on file.

    His name ws Pat Kaminski, but he went by the name of PAT STORM.
    Everybody in the west village knew him by that name, and he was very well known in the east village.
    If you can assist me in any way, I would be immeasurably in your debt.
    My son just saw photos of his father from 1995. He broke down and cried because these are the first photos he’s seen of his father. My son is 24.
    My email address is wingedpiper@yahoo.com, if you can advise in any way.

    Many thanks for your time and attention.

    Lisa Guliani
    State College, Pa.

  • 120 Stacy Horn // Apr 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I am emailing this poster.

  • 121 Stacy Horn // Apr 19, 2011 at 8:38 am

    You should call the records department of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 212-323-1777. Tell them the name and year, (Patrick Kaminski, 2000) but don’t specify where. Since you are not sure you want them to check all the boroughs. If they find a record of his death they will give you instructions about getting copies of his records.

    You can also contact the New York Dept. of Vital Records and request a search. Again, since you don’t know which borough for sure, I would suggest searching them all.

    http://www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records/death.htm

    Good luck.

  • 122 Kema // May 22, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Hi, I’m trying to see if there’s any information about the death of my uncle, David Grisby. This was around the early 90′s, maybe 90 or 91. I believe he was murdered. And my family never spoke of it after that. Please if there’s any information help me find out.

  • 123 Kema // May 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Also, I’m trying to find out what happened to a childhood friend of mines, Tanisha Jones. She was my bestfriend in elementary school. When I was 10yrs old , I found out that she was killed. I never heard what happened at all because I was a child. Both are westchester county cases.

  • 124 Stacy Horn // May 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I would contact the police department where this occurred, but first you need to get more information. I have suggestions in this post here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 125 Stacy Horn // May 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad—you should click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions. At the end there will be a link to phone numbers to call. But again, you need to research this a little more before contacting anyone, but you’ll see more about that in the instructions.

    I’m very sorry about your uncle and your friend.

  • 126 Giovanna // Jun 3, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Hi,

    My name is Giovanna, I am 24 years old and my mother died in the Bronx when I was 3 years old. She was murdered and her case is unsolved, being that NYC has thousands of unsolved cases I’ve been trying to decide if it is worth finding out if a 21 yr old cold case can possibly ever be re-opened? I’ve gotten rumors and clue info but I dont know what I can do with it? This has been on my mind for years please email with some info if possible. Thank you :)

  • 127 Giovanna // Jun 3, 2011 at 1:18 am

    And if I may I’d like to ad that I read your info about what to do before consulting a cold case squad and I do not have 90% of the info that is needed. My grandparents (my mothers parents) are not forthcoming with info either and do not want to participate in finding any more information in regards to who could’ve done this, so I am basically on my own with this and it happened when I was a toddler.

  • 128 Stacy Horn // Jun 3, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I’m not sure if you’re coming back so I will email you, but you didn’t say which information you didn’t have so I can’t advise you as to how to get it.

  • 129 Judith // Jun 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I have been going thru my family tree information. I had an uncle that was murdered in New York. He was beaten. I think the murderer used a bat. I want to find out if justice was serve. This must have been a horrible death. My uncle didn’t deserve to die like this. Please, Please. Let me know how i can get more information about my uncle. His name was Maximino Jorge.. GOD bless.

  • 130 Stacy Horn // Jun 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions. At the end there will be a link to phone numbers to call. You need to research this a little more before contacting anyone, like asking other family members, etc., but you’ll see more about that in the instructions.

  • 131 Judith // Jun 4, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Do you think that i will have any luck in finding out who murdered my uncle Maximino Jorge. As far as i know. My uncle was giving a birthday party for his son. An unwanted guest arrived at this party. My uncle didn’t want him there. My uncle told him to leave. The person left, Then the person waited outside for my uncle and he murdered him. It is my understanding that he hit my uncle with a bat. I am living in another State. Can someone outthere get me this information. This either happen in Manhattan, Bronx or Brooklyn. I need to know if justice was serve. Thank you and may GOD bless. judy

  • 132 Stacy Horn // Jun 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Again, I would start by asking your relatives. I’m sure one of them knows when it happened, and where, and where the case was left. You really need to try to get more information before anyone can help you. At the very least you must try to narrow down when it happened and where. You can also use your local library. I have a post about how to do that here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    I’m very sorry about your Uncle.

  • 133 pedro mercado // Jun 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I need help in finding information on my uncle Julio Alvarez who was murdered along with his friend he was 24 in brooklyn,ny ,I would like to know if it was solved or if they had a suspect in the case ,I was 6 when he was murdered in september ,1977 thats all i know ,please if any info let me know,…

  • 134 Stacy Horn // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I’m sorry about your uncle. If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions. At the end there will be a link to phone numbers to call. You need to research this a little more before contacting anyone however—if I’m understanding you correctly, you’re not sure this is even a cold case, which a relative might know. In any case, read through the instructions, if you have any questions after that, please let me know.

  • 135 maureen // Jun 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    HI, i’m trying to find out if there is a list of cold cases from the 1980′s for Long Island?

    I’ve done numerous searches on the internet and your site has the best info so far – but i see you are geared towards NYC. thank you.

  • 136 Stacy Horn // Jun 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Hi Maureen. It’s not clear what you want exactly. Are you looking for a specific case? Totals? Where on Long Island? You also don’t say why you’re looking for this information. Not that it’s any of my business, I only ask because it would help me direct you.

  • 137 maureen // Jun 18, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    HI Stacy – i em’d details to you. thank you so much for responding so quickly.

  • 138 Clinton Gary // Jun 23, 2011 at 2:35 am

    HELLO,

    My name is Clinton Gary i am the brother of one Howard Gary JR. i trying to find out why his murder was not solved . in 2001 he was murdered in the Nycha bulding killed piont blank after a struggle with two men. the elvator had cameras at the time and no one was cuaght , neither did ever hear back form the dectives about his case he lived at 1480 washington avenue, apt 2d I suspect fowl play from the dectives please help me have peace thank you.

  • 139 Stacy Horn // Jun 23, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I’m very sorry about your brother. If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions. At the end there will be a link to phone numbers to call.

  • 140 alfred hambie // Jun 25, 2011 at 11:05 am

    are there any cold feloneies in manhattan four areas of Chelesa, Soho, Tribeca and Greenwich Village

  • 141 alfred hambie // Jun 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I am writing a dectitive mystery about those four areas in Manhattan

  • 142 Stacy Horn // Jun 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Alfred. I’m happy to help, but could you be more specific? As worded, you’re basically asking me if there are any unsolved crimes in these areas and of course there are, which I’m sure you know. If I knew more precisely what you were trying to find out I could direct you. The NYPD has stats, the FBI has stats, the DOJ has stats, and so on. But maybe you don’t even want stats, maybe you’re looking for an interesting unsolved crime?

    So let me know and I will try to help!

  • 143 Margarita Velez // Jun 26, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Hello, I’m looking for my grandfather that was murdered in the Bronx. From what my father told my mother my grandfather was murdered in an alley while trying to fight off some thugs that was raping a girl. My father was 5yrs old when this happened so I’m guessing it was back in 1964. I want to say they lived near or around Shakespeare Avenue in the Bronx The spelling of his name I’m not to sure of but I think it’s Demensio or Menecio Velez. My father Alberto Velez born 10-28-59 was also murdered back in 1990, I’m actually speaking to a detective over at the 44th precinct about that case. I guess I’m writing bc my grandfather was married prior to meeting my grandmother and had 2 other kids. If I can just figure out the spelling of my grandfathers name and exactly what happened to him maybe I can find my aunts?

  • 144 Stacy Horn // Jun 26, 2011 at 9:42 am

    How terrible that your grandfather, who was a hero, was murdered. And then your father! How awful. I’m so sorry. But you should be able to track down your aunts. Have you mentioned this to the detective at the 44? Because he might be willing to help you. I just checked the Social Security Death Index under those and other spellings and your grandfather didn’t come up, unless the 1964 date is wrong. One guy came up for 1961. http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

    I’m not sure I understand why the detective can’t nail down the spelling and the date. Maybe he has just started working with you? There are so many things you can do though. You can order your grandfather’s death certificate. When you order it you can put both names and note that you are not sure of the spelling, and they will do the best they can. That should get you the correct spelling in the end, and the death certificate will also list his parents, which might be useful to have:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/services/vr-death-general.shtml

    But I would suggest starting at the New York Public Library and searching through the Census and other tools using Ancestry.com. Go to the branch at 5th and 42nd Street. They have a genealogy room and the librarians can show you how to do this if you’ve never done it before. It’s all online and easy and you can search on approximations of the name, and learn lots more about your family. While you’re there you can search Proquest and other sources for articles about your grandfather and your father’s murders, any of which might give more clues about your aunts. I explain about Proquest here: http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    Good luck, and again, I’m very sorry about your grandfather and father.

  • 145 RUDY FERNANDEZ // Jul 25, 2011 at 11:20 am

    on may 30th 1980 my sister maria fernandez was raped and strangled in ten eyck williamsburg brooklyn,my mother recieved threats and we moved .i have always wished to know something about her case.thank you

  • 146 Stacy Horn // Jul 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I’m so sorry about your sister. Have you spoken to your mother, do you know that it is an unsolved case? If it is, if you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions. At the end there will be a link to phone numbers to call. I will email this to you as well.

  • 147 rudy fernandez // Jul 27, 2011 at 11:30 am

    thank you i wil follow these directions

  • 148 Stacy Horn // Jul 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    You’re welcome!

  • 149 Juan Peters // Jul 28, 2011 at 12:14 am

    trying to find out what happened to my old public school teacher in the bronx P.S 30 was the schools name and i know it was around 1900-1992 she was strangled in her bathtub possibly by her boyfriend i always think of her time 2 time neing that i rem her so well she was also my little brothers active teacher when this hAPPENED i was about 6-7 yrs old wud like some closer her name was ms torro …just dont rem her first name

  • 150 Stacy Horn // Jul 28, 2011 at 7:23 am

    You need to research this a little more before contacting anyone. I would suggest starting at the New York Public Library and using Proquest (and other tools). I explain about Proquest here:
     
    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    If you’ve never used it before don’t worry, it’s easy and fun and the librarian can help you get started. But check and make sure your branch has it. Not all of them do. I go to the main branch at 42nd and 5th. Once you’ve narrowed down the date and location of your teacher’s unfortunate murder, you can contact the precinct where it occurred and ask for the status of the case. If you look over on the left of this blog, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions. In your case I would call the precinct and not the Cold Case Squad since you don’t know if it’s a cold case yet, but the instructions will still help you.

  • 151 -J // Aug 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    I am looking for info on a case that occurred in 2005. I remember reading (in the NY Post or NY Daily news) that they had found a female body (or more?) dumped in the Brooklyn area that had been bound in plastic yellow ribbon, like that used to secure/bind a package in a warehouse. I remember the article saying that the police suspected that the killer probably had a van and, most likely, an accomplice. I have search the net like crazy. I can’t find this case or any stories about it. If I remember correctly, this story was around late summer/fall of 2005. Is there any way you could help me find this story/article or anything about this case?

    Thanks

  • 152 -Jeff // Aug 16, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I’m so sorry. I was just doing some more digging and I realized that I read this when I got into New York from China (I had been living/working there). That was Late summer/Fall 2006, not 2005. I have adjusted my searches, but still, I’m having no luck. I hope you can help me. It may be tied to something bigger.

    Thanks so much.

  • 153 -Jeff // Aug 16, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    sorry. My first comment seems to have been over written by my second? I was inquiring about a murder(s) that happened in late summer/fall 2006. The bodies were found with some yellow binding tape. If I remember correctly; the body was found in Brooklyn, the police thought the killer had a van and quite likely, an accomplice. I’ve been looking for this online for a whole day and can’t find anything. I read about it in the Post or one of the other local papers soon after I moved to NY from China. That was August, 2006. Thanks.

  • 154 Stacy Horn // Aug 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Hi, I would suggest reading this post about how to track down more information about a homicide:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 155 KC // Aug 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Dear Stacy, Just a quick question. I am wondering how one would be able to determine an “unsolved” homicide vs. a closed case. There are 2 people I would like to know about. One a friend of mine in Greenwich Village circa 1974-1975 and my dad in 1977. Thank for you any info or suggestions.

  • 156 Stacy Horn // Aug 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I’m so sorry about your dad and your friend. I would suggest starting by calling the precinct where the homicides occurred. The precincts and numbers are listed on the NYPD’s website.

  • 157 nicoli // Sep 5, 2011 at 4:14 am

    my brother Troy E. Henson was murdered in Sept. 1990 i believe until this day we have not found out who killed him. he was shot after a fight involving his then g/f “Toy” not to sure of her real name but he was murdered many years ago by her boyfriend. please help

  • 158 Stacy Horn // Sep 5, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I’m very sorry about your brother. If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions. At the end there will be a link to phone numbers to call.

  • 159 Sasha // Sep 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    This message is for Iris who spoke about her deceased brother Lorenzo aka Kuriaki. Please contact me, I have some questions about your brother if you don’t mind me asking. Thank you.

  • 160 Stacy Horn // Sep 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Hello Sasha. Who are you? I’d be happy to pass on your request to Iris but I would feel more comfortable knowing who you are and why you have questions for her.

  • 161 shirley alcide // Sep 24, 2011 at 4:52 am

    im trying to found out the exact details of my moms cousin jeanet, her last name i think was (seraline) who was murdered in i beleve 1984-1985 in the bronx new york my cousin carlene came home from school and found her.my cousin’s baby was also in the apartment when this happened

  • 162 Stacy Horn // Sep 24, 2011 at 8:01 am

    If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions. At the end there will be a link to phone numbers to call.

    You need to research this a little more before contacting anyone, however. I’d start by calling other family members who might know more details. You’re going to need your cousin’s name first and foremost, the police will not be able to help you without that. Also, you don’t say if the case was unsolved. You also don’t say what you are trying to find out, and it could be that they can tell you what you would like to know.

  • 163 Meghan Santos // Oct 10, 2011 at 2:09 am

    My cousin Dominic Ciscone (17) was murdered during the blackout in “77. The incident occured on Court St & Nelson St. (076 pct). New paper articles mentioned that there were witnesses but nobody wanted to come foward. Can you help me.

  • 164 Stacy Horn // Oct 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I’m sorry about your cousin.

    I hate to sound like a broken record, I think people might feel I don’t want to help, but If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. This is how I can help you. So read those through and at the end there will be a link to phone numbers to call.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free to email me.

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  • 167 Stacy Horn // Oct 17, 2011 at 11:42 am

    That was a little spam-y of you. But tell us about some of the unsolved murders you’ve investigated and solved.

  • 168 chris lopez // Oct 25, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I just want to know if anyone has any segestions about talking to other people or anyone that has lost a loved one to a brutal murder. It doesn’t seem as if anyone will every find the murderers that killed my uncle, and I can’t express what I am going through by typing words on this website, I just need someone to talk to. I can not and do not want to talk to any family I have left about this. Anyone with anything please let me know, thank you.

  • 169 chris lopez // Oct 25, 2011 at 4:08 am

    I am so sorry for all of the people that have just posted on this site about a loved one being murdered and justice not being served. I never thought my family would ever experience anything like this but now I know how the rest of you feel. Im truly sorry, and I see that this is something that time can’t heal, it only makes it worse.

  • 170 Stacy Horn // Oct 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Chris you might try looking for victim’s organizations in your area, and starting there. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  • 171 queen d // Nov 3, 2011 at 1:18 am

    bruce bostic didnt do that wrong again its alot unsolved crime on rockaway beach i have to have this person in custody he been killing for 40 years on the beach he on dope every four hours he loves kids every three hours he has heat sick heat you will die he in [address removed] with his mri set up on your as you walk

  • 172 Stacy Horn // Nov 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    This is so impenetrable I suspect it’s spam, but I’m letting it stand just in case the author is learning english as a second language, (with the address omitted). But it’s spam, isn’t it?

  • 173 Keira McCormick // Nov 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Hey Mr. Troy.
    Thank God for you. I email you please give me a card or email me back. It will hit my phone when it comes through. I will be waiting. I know it’s almost another year but I am still waiting nothing can replace my brother. I even name my son after him he meant the world to me please contact me. ASAP

  • 174 Keira McCormick // Nov 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I am so happy right now. Thank you for this site. Ms. Stacy Horn it’s a special blessing it’s about to be my birthday and it’s a beautiful gift.

  • 175 Millie Rivera // Nov 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I was 2 when my father was murdered in Brooklyn,NY I believe it was June 1977 in Sunset Park(49 Street). His murder was never solved and my mom died in 1993 of cancer at the age of 38. I don’t even have pictures of my dad. I don’t know what he looks like. I don’t know his family. I would like to know what happened to him. Can you please help me. Thank you

  • 176 Stacy Horn // Nov 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Wow, how sad. I’m so sorry. Well, to begin, if you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. So read those through and at the end there will be a link to phone numbers to call.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free to email me.

  • 177 Chiko // Nov 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    This message is for Iris, Kuriaki’s sister….If this is really you…Id like for you to contact me….I was good friends with your brother Kuri and Munchkin….also with Pee Wee. Please contact me so we can talk.

    Thank you
    Chiko

  • 178 Chiko // Nov 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Stacy…..I am trying to get in contact with Iris, Lorenzo Soto’s sisiter from post# 102.

    Could you pass along my info to her?

    Do you have her contact info?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
    Chiko

  • 179 Stacy Horn // Dec 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I actually already did let her know you were trying to reach her. I’m afraid I can’t give you her contact info without her permission, I’m sorry.

  • 180 Chiko // Dec 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Stacy,

    Did you give Iris my information? Could you ask her permission to pass along hers to me?

    I have been trying to reach her for a very very long time with no luck…..till I found this website, which I hope will be a blessing.

    Thank you so much

  • 181 Stacy Horn // Dec 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Yes, I passed along your information.

  • 182 Chiko // Dec 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Stacey,

    Is there a way I can email you privately a message you can pass to Iris to help her remember who I am…..and thank you so much for helping me.

  • 183 Gloria // Dec 6, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Stacy.
    For years Ive been trying to fond details about a murder occurred to a dear friend in either 1990 or 1991 dec. on 153 street in the Bronx, NY his name is Jose M. Morales Ive googled and nothing he was laid to rest in his native Puerto Rico but I never found out if case was solved Help!!!

  • 184 Stacy Horn // Dec 6, 2011 at 9:01 am

    If you want to send me something to send to her I will pass it on, but just so you know, I have emailed her a couple of times and she never responds.

    There is an “Email Stacy Horn” link over on the left under the word “EMAIL,” but my email is horn@echonyc.com

  • 185 Stacy Horn // Dec 6, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I’m very sorry about your friend. I believe that is the 40th Precinct. I would call them up and ask. Their number is 718-402-2383.

  • 186 Nikki // Dec 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    i am the daughter of a young woman by the name of Elaine Clark that was murdered when i was 3yrs old.. i have searched and searched trying to find some kind of information about what happened to her. this happened on or around november 2, 1982. some crazy man decided that he would take my mother on a five story building rooftop in harlem on 125th e, i think that was the addrress, and kill her, at the time she was pregnant, and i was with her, he took me back down stairs and left me there. then went about two blocks down and killed my mother’s best friend, and left her son on the corner, as he did me. then killed a nun a block from her. i would like to know if this man was ever arrested and prosecuted for these crimes. i have the officers name that worked on this case, i have it written down(not with me right now) but i would appreciate it if anyone here remembers this incident that can help please do and thank you in advance.

  • 187 david maisonet // Dec 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    this message is for my cousin charisse …..i never checked this site for responses…i just saw yours …. i never realized that u responded to me , please call me i would really like to hear from you 347-996-8716 i live in queens .i hope the message reaches you …love DAVID MAISONET

  • 188 Stacy Horn // Dec 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I sent that to her via email as well.

  • 189 Jo-Ann Watson // Dec 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    In September of 1995-96 a friend of mine was murdered on Staten Island. Her body was found in the Grymes Hill section of Staten Island near Wagner College….Her name was Susan Dalton age 29 (aprox) several years ago I found information regarding the story. Please help me and her close friends have some closure.

  • 190 Stacy Horn // Dec 19, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I think the easiest thing would be for one of you to contact her family. The police will probably not look it up for you as you are not members of the family, but her family might be glad to know that her friends are still thinking of her and still care. Maybe wait until well after Christmas though, because at the same time your contact will be a reminder that she is no longer here.

  • 191 Maria Moya // Jan 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Hi. My step brother Shaun adorno was killed going on 2yes in July 25..a man in a clad suit(thats how the papers called him]just went to his doorstep and said he crashed his car so when he ran to his car in pajamas he was shot 3 times. the case is now a coldcase in Staten island. My brother was so loved and just started life the right path..please I don’twant his case to remain unsolved yet they have a video of the bastardy running..why haven’t they caught him.. WE ALL NEED CLOSURE..PLEASE

  • 192 Stacy Horn // Jan 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I’m so sorry about your step-brother. If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free to email me.

  • 193 Tommarra // Jan 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Hello, I am 36 years old and have a sister that was murdered 37 years ago. there was a conviction in the case but the accuser was released on a technicality. I would like information as to how I can find out the information to what happened. The accuseer is my father. I dont have much information other then the date it happened and my sisters named as well as the accuser the crime happened 1974

  • 194 Stacy Horn // Jan 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Emailing!

  • 195 Tony // Jan 28, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Back in either the late 70′s or early 1980′s there was a young man that was shot and killed in Ridgewood Queens, near Forest Avenue.

    All that do remember is that his name was Michael. I believe this is still an unsolved murder and for reasons which I cannot disclose here and now, I have always had my suspicions about who was involved.

    I am wondering if this case ever was solved?

    Thank you.

  • 196 Kimberly // Jan 28, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Hi my name is Kimberly and I am 25 yrs old. My mother left when I was four and I have little to no memory of her. She was killed when I was 8yrs old but i didnt know her. Her murder goes unsolved. What do I do? Where do I get information? Who do I contact?

  • 197 Stacy Horn // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I’m so sorry about your mother. If you read the post you are commenting on all the answers to your questions are there. If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. At the end of that document is a link to a list of cold case squads around the country and their phone numbers.

  • 198 Stacy Horn // Jan 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Well, you have some research ahead of you if you’d like to find the answer. I’d suggest reading this post, which tells you how you might begin:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    Once you’ve gathered more information, you can try contacting the 104th Precinct, (718) 386-3004. If you have reason to believe the murder is unsolved, ie, you believe you know who did it and they’re walking around, then you could also contact the cold case squad, 718-834-2777.

  • 199 Chris // Feb 7, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Hey,on August 9th,@2010 one of my best friends Kelvin George Lantigua was killed on the corner of Norwood and Fulton in East New York Brooklyn..he was stabbed in the chest and cut under his arm which led to him bleeding to death in the middle of the street…the boy responsible for his murder fled with another boy in a maxima and were never pursued although a cop was present on the corner across the street..i hear rumors of who it was throughout the neighborhood and the video showed on the news only create more rumors..all im saying is how come its FEBRUARY 7TH 2012 and his killer still hasnt been caught!? the cops stop looking into the case its like they just gave up after a few days.. i feel as if they judged my best friends death because he was wearing gang beads and alot of people out there view them as the scum of the society ignorring the fact that most of these kids are just temporaryly blinded by the idea that its cool to be in a gang ..lots of these kids have a fantasy idea of the gang life where they think nothing bads gonna happens ..its just a few fights here and there but at least ill have my fellow gang brothers..anyways all im saying is i wanna know what is being done to find his killer

  • 200 Stacy Horn // Feb 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I’m very sorry you lost your best friend in this way. Have you been in touch with his family? Do you know what actually was or wasn’t done and why? If not, you might want to contact them to find out where the case stands. They might like to hear from people who still care.

  • 201 mise // Feb 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    My aunt was murderd in Sunset park Brooklyn NY ..her name was Naomi Borreli how can I get more info on her case? My. Mom says she was raped as well.

  • 202 Stacy Horn // Feb 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I’m so sorry about your aunt. If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free to email me.

  • 203 Brendan Pearse // Feb 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    My closest friend Dennis Salomone was shot 4 times in the chest in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY on September 30 or October 1, 1991. I have been unable to find out if anything has happened with his case, it is still unsolved as far as I can see. I cannot find any information at all not even his name on a list. I would appreciate any assistance with this.

  • 204 Stacy Horn // Feb 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I’m so sorry about your friend. I’d like to ask, if you don’t mind, everyone always comes here and asks what they need to do even though I say what you need to do in the post you’ve come to—why doesn’t anyone read the post? The answers to your questions are there.

    Anyway, in your case, you could call the 115 precinct and ask, 718-533-2002, but since you’re not a family member, and the case goes so far back they may not tell you. You might do better to call his family and ask them. I’m going to email you as well.

  • 205 Liz // Feb 13, 2012 at 1:53 am

    I need help to find information about my uncle. He was murdered around 1978. I have little information as I was born after his death and the family has very little themselves. Mom says the 8th precinct has it while Grandma says the 5th. I need help. His name was Alverti Perez, might have been misspelled as Alberto or Albert.
    Thank you for any help. Please email me.

  • 206 Liz // Feb 13, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Sorry forgot to mention this was in Manhattan and the murder was by fire. Also another young lady (his girlfriend) died that day.

  • 207 Stacy Horn // Feb 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Well, to begin, when in 1978? Your grandmother must know the date of her son’s death (or your mother would know the date of her brother’s death). What was the name of the woman who died with him?

    From there I would suggest the same thing I suggest to everyone:

    If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free to email me.

    In your case, you might benefit by going to the library. I had a post about how to use the library for this kind of search here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 208 Natalie Santiago // Mar 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Hello Ms, Horn my father Wilfredo Santiago was murdered on June 16, 1987 on Longwood avenue in the bronx. A few years back i called the 41st precint to seek information on my dad’s case and i was told that there were no suspects and the case was cold. my mom told me that there was one witness who saw the murder from her window but did not want to speak. i just want to know if there is any way i can gain more information and how your response is appreciated.

  • 209 Stacy Horn // Mar 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free to email me. I’m very sorry about your father.

  • 210 Alfred Nunez // Mar 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    My sister was murdered in flushing meadow park ,my ,I was 14 years of age and she was 17 years of age , her name was Maria Colon ,this took place in 1979 ,no suspects , nothing, she was my only sibling , my everything. Our mother died after I was 6months of age my grandmother raised us

  • 211 Stacy Horn // Mar 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Such a sad story, I’m very sorry.

    If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free to email me. I’m very sorry about your sister (and your mother).

  • 212 Kirssy // Mar 29, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Hello my friend Kelvin Lantigua was murdered August 9 2010 and still the authorities have done nothing to catch his killer all I want is Justice for Kelvin and I would love if you can give me info on how I can go about this.

  • 213 Stacy Horn // Mar 31, 2012 at 8:50 am

    First, I’m very sorry about your friend. I googled his name and I see he was a young man and he was stabbed to death. It’s just terrible. I have instructions for how to proceed over on the left, at the very top, where it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. There’s document which explains what to do called: “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS.”

    But here’s the thing: Are you in touch with his family? Because perhaps the investigation is moving forward. Or, perhaps the detectives followed all the leads they had and got nowhere, and unless you have new information, there isn’t much the Cold Case Squad can do. If you do have new information, great, but if not, I would contact the family, if you haven’t already, and see how they feel about the status of the investigation. Presumably they know more and have their own opinion about what the detectives did or did not do. If they are also unhappy with how the investigation is going, you might point them to the document I suggested reading and they can contact the Cold Case Squad.

  • 214 Deputy Adam Frye // Apr 4, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    My father Wlater J. Frye was murdered in 1979 or 1982….Cant remember, but I was wondering if I could get details of the murder or a copy of the Police Report? Thank you very much!!

  • 215 Deputy Adam Frye // Apr 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Thats Walter

  • 216 Stacy Horn // Apr 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I’m sorry about your father. I don’t believe anyone will give you a copy of the report. If you just want details of what happened, call the precinct where the murder occurred (you are going to need to nail down the year first).

    If you’d like someone from the Cold Case Squad to get involved, if you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free ask.

  • 217 Stacy Horn // Apr 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I’m very sorry about your father.

  • 218 Theresa // May 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Hi, my name is Theresa and I’m searching for information on the death of my aunt. Her name was Theresa Rodger and she was murdered in September 1971. She was only 17 years old and was strangled with her own bra on a project building rooftop. My father recently passed away and was 15 years old when she died. He never recovered and now I want to find out more information. Thank you for any help you can provide me.

  • 219 Theresa // May 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    This all occurred in Brooklyn, NY.

  • 220 Stacy Horn // May 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Hello. Well, to begin, as always, if you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free ask.

  • 221 stacy hall // May 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    my mother was murdered by vincent gotti back in 1985 my uncle knows who did it he knows details but wont speak to anyone including myself if my uncle danny sees this i seen he posted on here please email me

  • 222 stacy hall // May 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    my mother was robin vitulli stacy horn and her death is still open its been 27years and still no conviction what can i do to get a conviction now im determined to have her killer put away i have alot of info just not a solid suspect but between three gotti’s

  • 223 Stacy Horn // May 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I’ll email you.

  • 224 Troy D // May 21, 2012 at 3:10 am

    @ post 174 & 175….Kiera McCormick, Strangely enough, as much as I was waiting for a response from you & Edna, I didn’t receive any e-mail’s back in NOV2011, connect with me on Facebook, I searched for you on F/B……got zilch…. f/b is the way to go in situations like this….Peace&love!

  • 225 Michelle S // Jul 7, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    My Cousin Ingrid Joyner nee Stephens was murdered in her apartment in the Bronx she was 23 at the time..she was also a jail Matron..her murderer was never found this happened in 1982 and made front page of the n.y. post

  • 226 Stacy Horn // Jul 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    That is so sad, only 23.

  • 227 Denise // Jul 23, 2012 at 1:54 am

    My dad was dismembered mid November 1991 in the South Side of Brooklyn. His murder remains unsolved. There were plenty of leads that was given to the 90th and 83rd precinct. It’s been 21 years and I would like to reopen his case.

  • 228 Stacy Horn // Jul 24, 2012 at 11:26 am

    How terrible. A couple of things: if his case was unsolved it’s still open. There is no statute of limitations on murder. It could be cold in that no active work is currently being conducted on the case, but technically, it’s not closed. Second, only one precinct has the case and that would be the one where the murder occurred.

    If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free ask.

  • 229 Philip // Jul 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    My father was murdered in the early summer of 1985 in Manhattan, New York. I have just begun researching my father’s case, and I also hired a cold case detective. Although the detective can not find my father’s file at all, and this puzzles me due to the fact that there may have been a police officer involved as a suspect in his murder. How can I try finding my father’s file if the detective can not find it, and how can I find further help with his case?

  • 230 Stacy Horn // Jul 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I’m going to email you, but my first response is, what do you mean you hired a cold case detective? Do you mean you are paying a retired detective? And if you are, stop. Well, I will email you.

  • 231 Gary // Aug 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    In 1988 or 1989 there was an unsolved murder of a transvestite from the movie “Paris is Burning”. She was strangled in a motel and stuffed under a bed. Apparently the housekeeper found her body after 4 days. The dt’s approached someone working at Sally’s Hideaway or Sally’s II in Harlem to id her because no one had claimed the body and they were about to cremate this poor soul. Her street name was “Venus Xtravaganza”. In the film she gives the impression that she is of Puerto Rican descent but rumors circulating on the internet say that she was Italian American and that her real name was “Thomas Pellagatti.” from Jersey City???? Has anyone heard of this case? Any idea if this was Venus’ real name? Was the murderer ever caught?

  • 232 Gary // Aug 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I think I have a little more information .. I was able to search under the assumption that the person’s real name was Thomas Pellagatti…if this is fact then he had siblings: Frank who died in 2005 , John Jr, Louis, Claire and Joseph. The mother’s name was Ollie and the Father was John Pellagatti who died at some point b/c the mother remarried to Harold Hoffman .. found his obit which led me to hers but still can not find any information from 1988 newspapers on a case about this strangled transvestite.

  • 233 Rico // Sep 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    May 17th 1972, my girl friend was murdered, she was shot and left in a back alley, somewhere in NYC. Her family has given up hope along time ago, and several of our old friends are still haunted by her sudden and violent death, her name was Iris Cohen

  • 234 Stacy Horn // Sep 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I’m so sorry. This is just the kind of case that goes cold, especially if it happened at night. If there were no witnesses (or witnesses who are willing to talk) and if the killer shot her without touching her, there may have been little physical evidence. If you’d like to pursue this though, f you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free ask.

  • 235 Gary // Sep 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Stacy,
    I never thought to make the distinction that the movie I was referring to was a documentary and not a work of fiction. I know I am not a relative to Thomas Pellagatti but there are many people that find it odd that she was murdered in a NYC motel, left under a bed for four days before she was discovered, the police almost cremated the body because nobody claimed her as missing and not an ounce of this was in a New York City newspaper. Is it because of her line of “profession” or because she was truly a “he” and therefore considered insignificant. Sad. Here we are years later and not much has changed.

  • 236 Millie Ramirez // Oct 15, 2012 at 12:14 am

    This evening I was watching Cold Cases and I decided to browse the internet once again to do research on the unsolved murder of Mary Elizabeth McNamara. Lizzy and I lived in the same building (2811 Exterior) and she and I were bestfriends during our YOUNG CHILDHOOD AND PRE-TEEN YEARS (8-15). She was murdered on July 2, 1986 in the building we grew up in. I was surprised to see her unsolved murder mentioned here by Brett Perlin Pradi (5/17/11) and PAD (1/11/11). Her and I also went to school with Tommy Hill, sad to about Tommy as well. Though I have seen and been in touch with her sister and brother a few (though frequent) times, I don’t dare ask them if they’ve contiued to try to follow up on Lizzy’s unsolved murder. And I don’t think it would be my place to ask permission to allow me to assist them with re-opening the case. Sadly, they also lost their mom, (also my friend) Mary McNamara to a terrible bus accident. I feel that they have suffered so much in these two loses (Murder and Tragic Accident) that I can’t find any way I would be able to ask them if there has been and thing done with Lizzy’s Case. In my heart I feel that Lizzy’s murderer maybe be in prison for some reason or another, yet I feel no closure and I’m sure her family has none either. Back in 1986 the DNA technology was nothing to what it is today in 2012. How I pray that one day we may have some answers as to who murdered and took away way to soon our BEAUTIFUL LIZZY WHO HAD THE BRIGHTESS BLUE EYES. R.I.P LIZZY
    I will be following instructions just to see what may come of it. THANK YOU FOR THIS WEBSITE.

    Thank you for this great web site
    MRG

  • 237 Denise // Oct 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Hi in 1989 i was told that my father was stabbed and left in a abandoned car to die in Brooklyn. My mother never spoke about what happened in 1990 my mom passed away. once she passed away a started hearing stories like he overdosed, he was stabed and in the cars but he had drugs on him so my mom didnt identify him. he frose to death in the abandoned car. all i know is that he wasnt identified and i dont know where hes burried or anything. he wasnt the best person in the world but he was my dad and i would like to know what happened and id him so he wont be another forgotten soul. any help will be greatly appreciated and even if you cant help me. thank you for all the help youve given these people on this page. God Bless

  • 238 Stacy Horn // Oct 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I’m very sorry about your father. What was his name? I’m a little confused by what you wrote. Did your father die in 1989? I’d suggest first going back to the people who told you the stories to get more specifics, like where in Brooklyn exactly, or as close as they can remember. There are 23 precincts in Brooklyn, I believe, so you need to narrow it down as much as possible. And again, you need to find out when. If the people who told you have trouble remembering, ask them to think about other things that happened that year, it might help them remember.

    If he was never identified he would have been buried on Hart Island, which is New York’s Potter’s Field. It’s actually a lovely place, and everyone buried there is treated with care and respect (I’ve been there). It’s maintained by the Dept. of Corrections. If you are able to narrow down when he died and where, you should be able to find out exactly where on Hart Island he was buried. I believe the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner takes a picture of every person before they are removed for burial there. The Municipal Archives has the earlier burial records, through the sixties and seventies, I believe, with some from the eighties. The Dept. of Corrections has the records for the eighties and after, if I’m remembering correctly. The people at the Hart Island Project are much more knowledgeable about this and should be able to assist you:

    http://hartisland.net/wwwebs/

    Good luck and if you have questions as you go along please don’t hesitate to ask.

  • 239 Stacy Horn // Oct 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I forgot to mention, the Medical Examiner will have determined the cause and manner of death, so if the place and date can be discovered, and your father found, there will be a record of how he died.

  • 240 Denise // Oct 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

    good morning Stacy, thank you so much for all this helpful information today i will make some calls and see what i can find out. i was told that he was found in November of 1989 not far from where we lived in East New York, i remember the zip code was 11208. again i thank you for your reply.

  • 241 Stacy Horn // Oct 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    That’s a good start. Other details that will help: age, race, height and weight (roughly). Oh, and what was his name? In case your family is mistaken and he was identified.

  • 242 Millie // Oct 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Hello Stacy, I want to say thank you so much for the information you provide on this great page. I made a call this past Monday (10/22) and was able to speak w/a Lietenant in a Cold Case Squad in regards to Mary Elizabeth McNamara, my friends unsolved murder. I feel good about the fact that I can still reach out (26 years later) and hope that we can still CLOSE THIS CASE. THANK YOU

  • 243 Stacy Horn // Oct 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Millie, how nice of you to come back and let me know that my instructions were helpful to you. You are so considerate. It’s terrible about your friend. DNA wasn’t used forensically in New York until 1992 (the first time it was used at all in this way was 1985, I believe) so the problem usually is, what evidence was collected at the time and is it still available? Cold cases are often solved not by DNA but by re-interviewing witnesses and friends, family, and other associates. Of course, who knows what will happen and in any case, I hope something happens and you are able to get answers. The need for justice is strong.

  • 244 Millie // Oct 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Stacy, Thank you so much for your response. It so happens that I just purchased “The Restless Sleep” this afternoon (before returing to this page), I feel it will guide me alot and help me open up to Lizzy’s sister & brother with the questions I have always feared to ask them. Again thank you for helping us all.

  • 245 Dennis Gannon // Oct 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    As a retired NYC detective in those mid 80′s and 90′s I would like to express my deepest condolence
    To every friend and family member of a victim to a homocide in the confines of NYC. I been at many crime scenes working mostly in Brooklyn I just like to let you know that every member of the nypd investigating a homocide really wanted to solve those horrible acts for the victim who could no longer speak for themselves . I am truly effected by what I witness sad but true sometimes this cases where never solved because there were witnesses who never came forward . To help out in in the investigation and that was very frustrating . It so hard as I read this blogs it brings back nightmares for me and I was not related to any of these victims. God bless

  • 246 Stacy Horn // Oct 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you for posting that. I think often when a case isn’t solved, some people assume the detectives don’t care or didn’t try hard enough. That’s can’t be ruled out entirely, (anything is possible) but usually it’s as you said, no witnesses or cooperative witnesses, and/or little evidence.

  • 247 ben // Nov 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Is there a list of unsolved cases from NY in 1986?

  • 248 Stacy Horn // Nov 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I’m not sure what you mean. A list by name? No, there is not public list that I know of. You can get totals however, I have them here on this site. There’s a link over on the left.

  • 249 Marisol Burgos // Nov 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I am trying to get information on a 1980-1982 murder that happened in ENY (Brooklyn NY). Think it happened in a club called M&M I want to say it was located on Pennsylvania ave & Fulton St. The little girl name was Lunge (Elizabeth) she was my best friend and I my family did not let me go to her funeral. Dont know why but I would like to find out. She and I did alot of things together from playing Hookey, to going the beaches. We had childhood plans and that was taken away from me. Think her cousin or little brother was at there and also got killed. This has been bothering me for all my life, and I would like closure, they say some things are better undone, but I want to find out where they are buried so I can pay my respects.. I knew her whole family.. If anyone can help me with this please email me asap… Rest in Peace Lunge your best friend China…. I miss her sooo much

  • 250 Stacy Horn // Nov 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

    If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    In your case you’re going to need to nail down the date a little better if you can. You could try contacting her family or doing some research at the library. I have some advice about that on this page:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free ask.

  • 251 Marisol Burgos // Nov 15, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Thank you for your time and concern. I will keep doing research, They family dont want to talk to me cause according to the law enforcements, my uncle was the one that killed them. He has just been released from doing 30 years and I havent seen him and dont want to see him. He took someone close to me and destroyed our plans that she and I had in the future..argghhh I am so tight about this. I dont want to see his face or hear his name. My family wont give me information, so I guess I will just try and do the reasearch myself. I really just wanted to show my respect at the cemetary. Thanks alot!!!!

  • 252 Marisol Burgos // Nov 15, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Oh this wouldnt be considered unsolved either, cause he did the time which I personally think that he shoulda got life. sadly to say but what he did was wrong and he took 2 lives away so he should have one either. anyway enuff said.. Good uck every one in finding closure

  • 253 Gina Campanale // Nov 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I have a picture of my daughter ny exhusband sent to my fater back in 1990 two weeks after I revceived this picture a new broadcast reveiled a composit drawing of an identical picture of a 7 year girl beaten to death stuffed inside a cooler and dumped on the side of the road in New York. My exhuband ran off to New York with his girlfriend and both of dauthers. Dolores Ashley Deering was 7 years when that news broadcast was aired. I did not no the where about of my exhusband and childeren he ran off and didn’t tell me where he was going after he got custody. I would like to know how do I provide a photo. Ater eight years I was able to visit my daughter in New York. He claimed he changed Dolores name to Ashley Catherine, but I didn’t believe him so I looked for the birth mark and it was not there, I asked her about the past things she would never forget, she could not remember but Amer did, and she was only 1 years old at the time, Dolores was 4 years when I saw her last. I tried to get help with this matter, but know where is the direction I was lead. I wanted to come forward as soon as I witness the compsit drawing, but it cause me to have a heart attack, and I became so emotional that I was unable to talk at all. However, when I was strong enought to steak about it went to the Leesburg Police Department in Virginia and talked the Captain Jeff Brown.

  • 254 Gina Campanale // Nov 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I want to make sure I am under stood. I lost custody in 1987. The Judge gave customy to William Deering her father, and his live in girl friend. It was unbeliveable to loss custody to his girl friend. I lost my mother to a murder who murder my mother and brother, in San Diego, Mira Mesa in June 17, 1982 my mother name was Dolores Anne Campanale. I named my daughter Dolores. My exhusband didn’t want to let me no his where abouts, therefore, he didn’t tell anyone in my family, and my father for years looked for him, and when he found him, he begged me not to go there. I know the picture on that composit drawing of that 7 year old girl stuffed inside a cooler dumped on the side of the road is her. I belive becasue by father found him, I think he kidnapped another girl and forced her to his daugher to because my father wheather he liked it not went to visit his grandaughters. I believe the story is the parents of a girl who was upducted identified her, but I want a chance to talk to the medical exaimner to find out is she had a birth mark.

  • 255 Stacy Horn // Nov 16, 2012 at 9:18 am

    The child who was found inside the cooler was estimated to be 4 to 4 1/2 years old.

  • 256 Stacy Horn // Nov 16, 2012 at 9:24 am

    If you don’t think it would further upset the family, you might try writing them a letter, explaining how much you loved and cared about their daughter, maybe telling a few stories about her, that show what a wonderful person she was, ie, talk about the plans you made, something of her hopes and dreams, and your days at the beach. And state very briefly that you have nothing to do with your Uncle, that he took someone you loved too, and you just want to visit her grave and honor her memory.

  • 257 bramdol // Nov 17, 2012 at 5:02 am

    My father was murdered by his friend in July 1996 in kingbridge road 193rd street creston avenue I wwanna know more information about his murder n the killer hope to hear from you soon stacy his name was Jose tejeda and I will like to know what peeving did his case

  • 258 Marisol Burgos // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Thank you so much Stacy Horn.. I appreciate your concern.. Its aggravating cause I dont even know her name but I will keep doing research. My uncle just got released like a month ago so maybe I should ask him her last name. I hate having to face him cause I was suppose to meet up with her there and I didnt.. My mother didnt want me with her and vice versa, so she sent me to live with my father in the South Bronx to stayaway from the crew… My friend rest her soul called me to meet her on a school day at the M&M club and I told her yeah.. But I didnt go cause I didnt want to get in trouble by my dad. Then I got that sad call from my oldest sister.. Well wish I knew her name so I can just visit her grave, but its ok guess I will see her in heaven when its my time.. I really dont want to have to ask this man cause I am sure I will be asking him what about if I was there at the time would you have killed me to? hummm Maybe cause once a murderer is always a murderer/.. I am so fustrated about this whole ordeal..

  • 259 Marisol Burgos // Nov 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

    correction for above comment.. I do know her name but not her last name… :( I just dnt remember it.. its blocked for some reason aggrevating arrrggghhhh

  • 260 Michael salem // Nov 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I am sure i tAlked to Stacey years ago.Christopher o’connor was murdered in 1987, but it was classified as an accident in queens.because of political pressure. his death and the murder of a witness were never properly investigated.please go to helpchristopher.com and see the scenario.thank u michael.all suggestions will be appreciated.

  • 261 Stacy Horn // Nov 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Good luck in your search.

  • 262 Stacy Horn // Nov 19, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I’m very sorry about your father. If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free ask.

  • 263 Pamela Bristow // Nov 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    My stepdaughter is looking for her mothers grave. Her mother Pyong Bristow was fatally shot in the Wong Social club in Queens New York on February 19th 1986. Pyong was Korean and spoke broken english. She was born 8-29-1960. I have a possible name of the detective assinged to the case as Rizano or Rizaro. We do not know who claimed the body but Pyong had a sister living in LA, CA who spoke only Korean and supposedly came to NY to take care of arrangments. My stepdaughters parents were divorced prior to that and she had been abandoned by her mother in Colorado Springs Co. Her father was in the military at that time and did obtain legal custody of her. Can I get help with finding out what funeral home took the body and where she might be buried? I know she was pronounced at Queens Gen Hospital. It is also possible she was buried a pauper.

  • 264 Stacy Horn // Nov 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    This is not really my area of expertise, but I have a few suggestions. You could start with her death certificate, which you can order online here:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/services/vr-death-general.shtml

    The death certificate should list the funeral home and/or where she was buried. If it turns out that she was buried as a pauper on Hart Island, (New York’s Potters Field) you can find out more information here:

    http://hartisland.net/wwwebs/

    Or, you could contact the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner directly. They would have determined the cause and manner of her death and they should also have a record of the final disposition of the body. If her sister claimed the body they would have a record of that. 212-447-2030

    I hope you stepdaughter is able to find her mother’s grave, and it is very kind of you to try to help her.

  • 265 Dimika jennings // Dec 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Hello my name is Dimika, after reading every post on this web site I thought maybe I would give it a try. Well my father’s name is vacher Martin born 3/1954 I want to say not to sure on the day but I want to say the 23rd and lived queens newyork. He was always in and out of jail so there is a record of him.1992 I received a call from him and I traveled from Jacksonville fl. To queens to meet him cause he was ill. I will never forget cause I was a teenage mom and that would be the one and only time he would ever see my daughter which was almost 2. He was very nervous as we went to my grandfathers house and just seem as if was looking over his back. He told me the next day he would meet me in farrockaway and return to Fla. With me. Well I never seen or heard from him again. He was a drug User as well and was receiving S.S.I. due to his illness so he needed his money. Well his checks started piling up I mad a missing report but cause he was order he was not missing so I was told. He just dropped off the face of the earth. No info at the police department no body no death paper and he didn’t return to jail. I have been on so many web sites never found a answer if you could help me that would be great! Thanks so much Dimika.

  • 266 Dimika jennings // Dec 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Sorry about the miss spelling

  • 267 Stacy Horn // Dec 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I’m sorry, but missing persons is not something I know a lot about. It could be that he was murdered, but until that is established the police won’t investigate it as a homicide. I would suggest getting back in contact with the Missing Persons Squad to begin, their number is 646-610-6914 (6917). If you can afford it you might also consider hiring a private investigator, but that is something I also don’t know a lot about and I’m not sure how you go about finding a reputable one. You might also contact the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to see if any John Does turned up around the time he disappeared. Their number is 212-447-2030.

  • 268 Dimika jennings // Dec 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks I did the private investigator it didn’t work out well but thanks. I will try the medical examiner again I did at one time look at picture’s with them. I ordered another copy of my mothers divorce papers to see if I got thectight info. Both my grand parents have passed and lets just say out of most of his 11 sisters and brothers all but two haven’t been killed or died. Its sad cause I have 5 kids and two grand kids he never meet its not even a grave!

  • 269 Dimika jennings // Dec 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    By the way its many story’s some that he was murdered as well but who knows but thanks and God bless you!

  • 270 Dimika jennings // Dec 12, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I’m sorry I know yu stated missing persons is not really your field but just a question…. if he was killed shouldn’t his finger prints have came up I would think if his body was found?? Thanks

  • 271 Dimika jennings // Dec 12, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I just want to say thanks after you mention the private investigator it just came to mind to ask my mothers mom did she have any pictures. Well turns out one picture has his right birth date behind it so thanks so much maybe this will help me. DIMIKA

  • 272 Stacy Horn // Dec 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Good luck in your search. If a body was found, fingerprints would be taken, yes, but fingerprint matching is an inexact science and many would argue that it’s not a science at all.

  • 273 Melinda Ramirez // Jan 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

    hi stacy, I had a friend who was shot and killed in bronx New York on Aldus St and Longfellow ave, im not sure what year it was but somewhere around 2001 to 2001 in june, his name was Tyree Beck. We were close and i always have him in my heart. Im trying to find the article of what happened on the internet and he seems to be forgotten, or not even mentioned, can you help me? Thank you

  • 274 Melinda Ramirez // Jan 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I mean 2001 and 2003 sorry i shouldve proof read it

  • 275 Stacy Horn // Jan 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Hello Melinda. I’m sorry about your friend. What are you trying to find out? The best thing might be to contact his family. If you call the precinct they may not tell you anything because you are not a member of the immediate family. If you have information that might help them, that’s a different story.

    If you are looking to see if there were any articles about his murder, I would suggest starting at the New York Public Library and using Proquest (and other tools). I explain about Proquest here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    If you’ve never used it before don’t worry, it’s very easy and the librarian can help you get started. But check and make sure your branch has it. Not all of them do. I go to the main branch at 42nd and 5th.

  • 276 Steve Dwyer // Jan 9, 2013 at 5:03 am

    hello Stacy , My Uncle Tom was killed March 22 1977 in Richmond Hill Queens NY and they lived on 111th street. my family stated that he got in a altercation in a bar called Joe’s on 109th street and Liberty Avenue and eyewitness stated that he was chased down the block where he ran up to the train platform and the A train. There was a lump in the back of his head and lacerations. He was found on the train track On the death certificate it states that the death was accidental and was under police investigation.
    Tommy was 22 years old and was born in Dec of 1954. The death is still unsolved today, over 35 years later. Do you think there would be articles about this in any archives?

  • 277 Steve Dwyer // Jan 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Im writing because my Uncle, Thomas A Dwyer was killed on March 22 1977 in South Richmond Hill , NY 11419. He got into a altercation in a local bar called Joe’s bar on Liberty Avenue. Eye witness said they saw him being chased and then ran up the stair to the train lpatform where the A train went by. When they found him he was on the tracks or underneath with a lump on his head and lacerations. The death certificate states it was accidental pendnig police investigation. Do you think there will be a news article on this today. This is still unsolved nearly 36 years later. He was 22 years old and was born Dec 1954. Thanks , Steve

  • 278 Stacy Horn // Jan 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I see that you left two comments but I’ll respond to both of them here. First, if the death was ruled as accidental then it is not unsolved. It means that the death was not a homicide or a suicide, or manslaughter, but an accident. Essentially the case is closed. It’s very unusual for a death certificate to say accidental and under police investigation, so I’m not sure what that is about. If it was an accident, there’s nothing more for them to do, there would be no one to seek out and prosecute. You could contact the precinct where this occurred to see if they have more information, which I believe is the 102 (718-805-3212) or the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to ask why they concluded that the death was accidental (212-447-2030.).

    If you would like to see if there were any articles about his murder, I would suggest starting at the New York Public Library (or your local library) and using Proquest (and other tools). I explain about Proquest here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    Good luck in your search and I’m sorry about your Uncle.

  • 279 T Nelson // Jan 10, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Hello Stacy,

    Great site!

    My mother’s boyfriend and father of my twin brother and sister- Gray Wooden, Was murdered in his Brooklyn NY apartment on Nov 15th or 16th of 1996.

    It was said to be drug related but his body was found in the bath rub bound and gaged.

    at the time I was 12, not 27 and we never found out if his killers were ever caught. since then we relocated for safety reasons.. If you have any information we’d appreciate it it

  • 280 Stacy Horn // Jan 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I wouldn’t have any information, but the quickest way to get an answer would be to call the precinct where the murder occurred. You didn’t say where in Brooklyn, so I can’t tell you the number to call, but I imagine your mother knows which precinct. Presumably your mother would also have the name of the detective who was assigned the case so I would start with him or her. But if that person has retired, someone in the detective squad should be able to tell you where the case stands, and if it was closed or not. Good luck in your search.

  • 281 Niree Robinson // Jan 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Good morning. My mother was murdered in the Bronx in the Noonan Plaza on Ogden and Nelson Ave in April of 1976.Her name is Sharon Robinson. I was nine months at the time and really have not been given the full story on how she died. I know she was shot in the stairwell of either building 135 or 145, I think. I have been told only Kenneth Robinson or Warren Robinson was questioned, but never charged in the case. Kenneth or Warren is my father. I would like to know more about this case if possible. No one was charged in this case and I would like to know more about it please. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  • 282 Niree Robinson // Jan 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    If there is anything you can assist me with about this case, I would greatly appreciate it.

  • 283 Stacy Horn // Jan 31, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Niree, I’m sorry I haven’t responded sooner. I’m going to email you about this.

  • 284 Niree Robinson // Jan 31, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Thank you, I appreciate your help

  • 285 Chiko // Feb 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Hey Stacy,
    Just checking back, about Lorenzo Soto “Kuriaki”
    Have you heard from his Iris his sister?
    And Sergio who posted #218, are you really his son? If so PLEASE contact me, I was one of your dad’s best friends back in the day.

  • 286 Stacy Horn // Feb 19, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    No, I never heard back from Iris. I’m sorry.

  • 287 Chiko // Feb 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Stacy,
    Do you have Sergio’s contact info?
    If so could you pass along my info to him.
    He is saying he is Kuriaki’s son

    Thanks

  • 288 Stacy Horn // Feb 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I already did that, and so far have received no response.

  • 289 Lisa Swislosky // Mar 8, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Regarding article 74. Lynn.. Christian was found in the dumps. He had went to the park with a neighbor, the man at the time worked for Grand Union and was well known to college pointers. He was found stangled in the trunk of an abandoned car. His parents had only been in the country for a short time and had brought Christian there for a better life. I heard they went back to their country right after that. I remember the funeral line went around the block. So sad. Christian was in my brothers class at the time. The guy from grand union was a child molester it later came out after his arrest

  • 290 Stacy Horn // Mar 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    That is so horribly sad.

  • 291 Shante // Mar 13, 2013 at 5:37 am

    I have a quick question … How do i go about finding information about my aunts murder ? It happened before i was born in Brooklyn NY in Feb 1978 her and a male friend where shot execution style . Her name was Beverly Thompson and went by the name Niecy . Please any help will e so appreciated i have a very small family and would lime to know as much as i can !

  • 292 evelyn // Mar 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I was living in brooklyn with my husband and my son and we had a dog. I believe that the murder happened either on a wed night or a fri night. We lived on 701 dekalb ave. There was a young man who lived four or five doors down from us. My husband and this young man could pass for almost twins. I had looked out the window, and it looked like rain, and plus there was an erie feeling about the night. I told my husband to go walk the dog early, because it did not feel right. He went and came back. At around 8pm or 9pm my son was coming home, prior to that we had heard four to five sots. And this young man who could pass as my husbands twin was standing in front of his building, was gunned down and murdered. That night it rained, and at exactly 3am in the morning they took his body away. I believe but I am not certain but I think this happened on or around 04 and 2006. The shooting was ganag related, and I was looking to find out if there is any information in regards to this murder. Thank you

  • 293 alex ayala // Mar 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I was trying to get info on a freind i grew uo with in washington heights. He was murdered on 125th st gun shot to back of head never found out who killed him any info please contact me. His name was Micheal Fowler lived on 170th between audubon and amsterdam ave mother Rachel Fowler dad Jack Conklin Fowler.

  • 294 Stacy Horn // Mar 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I’m very sorry about your friend. You might want to consider contacting his parents, but if you would rather not I would suggest beginning by contacting the precinct. You didn’t give an exact address so I can’t tell you which one that is, but if you don’t know you can look it up here:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precinct_maps/precinct_finder.shtml

    When you call, have the exact date of the homicide ready. If you don’t have that, you can research it at the library and I give instructions on how to do that here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 295 Stacy Horn // Mar 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Your best bet would be to begin at the library. I have instructions for that here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    Good luck.

  • 296 Stacy Horn // Mar 14, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I’m very sorry about your aunt. Do you know where in Brooklyn it happened? Are any family members alive who can give you more information?

  • 297 CHRISTOPHER SOSTRE // Mar 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    hi stacy in 1986 my mother was murdered when i was 14 years old. her body was found in the east river i believe and she had two gunshot wounds in the head and was wrapped in a rug and dumped into the river,, the killers were never found, can you help

  • 298 Stacy Horn // Mar 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Oh, that’s terrible. I’m so sorry. I would begin by reading my instructions, which are over on the left at the top, under Getting Help – Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS. If you have any questions, let me know.

  • 299 Mary // Mar 23, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Thanks for creating this wonderful site. My brother-in-law shot his co-worker (and girlfriend) in the head and she died. It took place at a grocery store they worked at in the late 1980′s in Jamacia or Brooklyn. The gun was registered in his name. Ultimately the case was deemed accidental.I can’t find any story on this. Maybe it was exspunged. How can I look up his arrest? I have his name, social, and DOB. I do not have her name.

  • 300 Stacy Horn // Mar 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Well, a few things. If they ruled the death an accident then there was no real case. A crime was not committed. The case file would have at a most a page or two saying that they took the call, the medical examiner determined that it was an accident, perhaps with the NYPD’s corroboration and a list of the names of the people they talked to, and that would be that. You would not be given access to the files in any case.

    What are you trying to find out exactly? I can’t really make suggestions without knowing what you’d like to learn. When you said you couldn’t find any story on this, where did you look? Because even if you decide you’d like to pursue this and see if there is anything the NYPD would be willing to share, you still have to let them know where this occurred and when. You can’t just say Queens or Brooklyn, sometime in the 1980′s. I would suggest reading this post, where I explain some of the tools that would be available to you at your local library:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 301 sheena griffin // Apr 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    hello I’m looking to find out information about my mother’s murder she was murdered in 1986 in the Bronx New York my mother’s name is Barbara ann Griffin. all I know is that it is the newspaper clippings of what happened to my mother but I have never seen it I really just need some closure in my life so can you please help me….

  • 302 Stacy Horn // Apr 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Email sent.

  • 303 tara s. // May 6, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Looking for Linda who posted above regarding Janice Cece…please email me..I’m Brandys daughter and knew Candy as we called her..

  • 304 tara s. // May 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I want to thank the mediator of this site. Linda contacted me and it has been like a gift to me. Who ever you are, thank you so much.

  • 305 Stacy Horn // May 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Tara, thank you so much for coming back to thank me, that was so thoughtful of you.

  • 306 tara s. // May 13, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Stacey-thank you so much. It turns out Linda is a family friend I knew as a child-and she has put me in touch with more friends. I was on this page very randomly, and I am so grateful to you. What you do must bring people comfort, but you gave me something else entirely…thank you.

  • 307 Stacy Horn // May 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    It was my pleasure.

  • 308 Stephanie N // May 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    My father’s cousin was kidnapped and murdered when he was about 12 years old in Astoria Queens. My father says it was maybe 1970′s .Apparently his body was found in the Hudson (I think) river. I have been trying to find newspaper archives I am curious to know if they ever caught who did it.
    His name was John Tavano mother is Silvia Tavano

    Thank you

  • 309 Stacy Horn // May 21, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Well, first you need to get more information before contacting the police department to find out, like the date of his death and confirmation of the place. I’m assuming his parents are no longer alive or you could ask them. How have you been trying to find newspaper archives? I have information here about how to use to library for this:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    While you’re there you can search the Social Security Death Index on Ancestry.com to get the date of his death.

    You could also try getting his death certificate in order to get the date of his death. They will allow you to put a range if you are unsure of the date, but I’m not sure how many years that range can be.

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/services/vr-death-general.shtml

    Good luck. If you have any questions as you go along, please feel free to come back and ask.

  • 310 franes estevez // May 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    HI MY NAMES FRANCES. MY BROTHER WAS MURDER ON OCT.2. 1990 IN FRONT OF OUR BUILDING 1810 LEXINGTON AVE 112 STREET. HIS NAME IS ROLANDO GONZALEZ (PAPO) I MISS HIM SO MUCH STILL. NO ONE HAS TRYED TO TELL US ANYTHING FOR YEARS HIS NAME DONT EVEN COME UP AS A MUDER.

  • 311 Stacy Horn // May 22, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I’m so sorry about your brother. It could be that they didn’t have much to tell you (without witnesses or physical evidence, cases like this are notoriously difficult to solve). You can contact the Cold Case Squad, but realistically, often there isn’t much to do without new information. But I don’t want to be too discouraging, you never know.

  • 312 Jayne // Jun 12, 2013 at 1:17 am

    My husband’s grandfather was killed in a motel room in Queens, NY in February 1976. He was in New York for work…he was a businessman from Indiana. He was found by housekeeping and had been stabbed (over 30 times) and scalded in the bathtub. The case was never solved. 37 yrs. later, my husband’s family is still reeling by the unsolved case although no one “talks” about it out loud. My husband and I have discussed for many years about trying to get further information regarding the case and possibly having the cold case reopened. We just do not know where to start and any information on where to begin would be much appreciated! Thank you so very much.

  • 313 Stacy Horn // Jun 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I’m very sorry about your husband’s loss. If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free ask.

  • 314 Jay // Jun 14, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Hello,
    Wanted to know if there’s anyway to find out if a case was solved. Regarding the shooting (murder) of a NYPD officer around 1995/1996. Looked online to see for any information regarding an unsolved murder for an officer in Queens NY but couldn’t find anything. Almost 20 years ago I learned something that has bothered me over the years. I was a kid and never said anything to anybody. But wondering now if the info I know can be valuable just in case it was never solved. Thanks answer here please.

  • 315 Stacy Horn // Jun 16, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Well, I guess you could just call the Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777. If you’d like to email me privately my email is horn@echonyc.com.

  • 316 Priscilla gomez // Jun 18, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Hi I am writing to see if I can get more information on my fathers murder. Hid name was Jose Perez HR was stabbed to deslth in August 1994 and it seems like I can’t find anything online about his death. I was 12 at the time and didn’t get much info. His death certificate says he was stabbed and beaten and they put a wanted and in the paper of a guy named Henry but I can’t seem to find anythinHeHe was killed in new york on the west side on 100 something street. I really want more info on his death. I think about my dad a lot. Thank you for your help. Please email me if you find info pgomez248@gmail.com

  • 317 Stacy Horn // Jun 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Oh dear. I think people misunderstand the purpose of this blog and what I am capable of. There are around 10,000 unsolved murders in New York City, and that’s just going back to 1985. The number for the entire country is much much higher. I can’t possibly help everyone. What I can do however, is give advice and guidance so people can get information and the help they need from law enforcement themselves.

    I am so sorry about your father. Where you can begin, and I say this to pretty much everyone who comes here to post, is by looking over on the left here, at the top, where it says Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free ask.

  • 318 Ines // Jun 29, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    This is not a cold case but I cant find information on a murder suicide that took place in Brooklyn NY in 1965. My grandfather Antonio Figueroa killed his wife Catalina and then himself. This is the story told to me by my father. I looked information about the case online and can not find a thing. Can you give me information on this case or tell me where do I need to look.

  • 319 Stacy Horn // Jun 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Hi. I give advice here: http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 320 kiki // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    My mother was murdered by my father in1972 @the age of 16yrs old I would like to know her birthday who was she I would even one day see a picture of her I just want to know what happened and maybe I need to add one thing the day he killed my mom I never seen him again and I was only weeks old

  • 321 kiki // Jul 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Post #320 her name was Norma this happened in 1972 in the Bronx they say.

  • 322 Stacy Horn // Jul 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I’m so sorry about your mother. Was her last name Hadleigh? Do you have no other living relatives?

  • 323 kiki // Aug 1, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Hadley I don’t know anyone from her family

  • 324 Stacy Horn // Aug 1, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I need as much information as you can give me. What is your father’s name? Where did he live, what did he do, what are the names of any of his relatives, your mother’s relatives, do you know where in the Bronx, the date? Anything at all that you can tell me will help.

  • 325 kiki // Aug 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Charles amaker bronx ny his mother name is margaret this happened in 1972. That’s all I really know

  • 326 Stacy Horn // Aug 6, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Okay, I will see what I can find out. Also, do you have a copy of your birth certificate?

  • 327 shantel scott // Aug 9, 2013 at 8:14 am

    hello, how are you? My father name was Richard Boykins, and he was murdered when I was two years old, two weeks after my birthday. He was killed on june,30, 1989. He was found shot to death with multiple gunshot wounds in between the refrigerator and the stove in a apartment building at 54 Macombs road apt 6D Bronx,NY. I was told that my father was sleeping in bed inside of the apartment when at least four guys went into the apartment and dragged my father out of the bed from his sleep and took him into the kitchen when he was then shot to death. I never even seen a picture of my dad and I have a brother that I have never met Named Brian Boykins who has sickle cell from my fathers side of the family. This has left a big hole in my heart not knowing what my dad look like and the great person that I’ve heard that he was and not being able to know his side of the family. I just need some sort of closure about my dads case, but most of all a picture of him. I am so torn about this and it has been so many years and the only images in my head of him is the replaying of what happened to him and him meeting me for the first time as a baby. Please let me hear your thoughts or any information you can give me about my dad. Have a safe and blessed day and good luck to everyone on their search for answers.

  • 328 Stacy Horn // Aug 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I’m so sorry about your father. All my advice is contained in the post above. Except he isn’t showing up as an unsolved case, which means there was an arrest and his case was closed. So you might contact the precinct where he was killed to find out what happened, and perhaps there’s a picture in the case files that isn’t a crime scene picture. I tried looking up the precinct for you, but there is something wrong with that address. Double check the address and let me know.

    You could get his death certificate which will let you know where he was buried and the names of his parents and friend or next of kin:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/services/vr-death-general.shtml

    Also, you can research him more at the library, using Proquest and Ancestry.com, and I give directions for that here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 329 Javier Garcia // Aug 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Looking to find out more on the case of Gabriel Marcano (Buck 4) and Lorenzo Soto (Kuriaki). I’m a historian when it comes to Hip Hop, it’s just a shame that these 2 left us , and on top o fit with unknown resolution as to why? how?

  • 330 Stacy Horn // Aug 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    All my advice for getting information I put in the post above! Also summed up here: http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=1347

    If you have specific questions as you go along, please come back and ask.

  • 331 Jessica // Aug 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    A good neighbor of mine was raped and later died (murdered) on New Hyde Park Rd. Garden City, NY in 1989/1990. He came in through her bedroom window. We moved away soon after and i never knew what happened to the man who did this to her. I don’t remember her name.

  • 332 Stacy Horn // Aug 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    How terrible. Did you have a question? If you’re asking about how to find more information, I’d read this post: http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

  • 333 NORMAN HAUPTMAN // Sep 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I came to this site having googled
    ” New Rochelle fire fighter Fred Haley murder unsolved”. Nothing came up.

    I am deeply saddened to read of those whose friends and relatives, even parents, were murdered. I say to all of your with conviction and deep sincereity. The souls of all who die are not only released from this heavy Earth life; they are also in a place of deep love and serenity. This is not a religious conviction, but what I have learned with deep feeling and intuition.

    Your sadness is real, and deep. Please know the above, for it applies to each of us also. G-d blesses us each day. We get better every day. Retired fire fighter

  • 334 christina // Sep 23, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Hi, my name is Christina I’m 25 yrs old.. when I was 5 yrs old in 1993 my father was stabbed and murdered in Brooklyn,NY in front of our apt building he made it inside to the top floor where we lived before he died in my arms they never found out who did it and after so many yrs I still can’t get over what happen and I can’t seem to get closure I was daddy’s little girl and it depresses and anger me to know the killer could still be walking this earth…I really want to get more information on the case and see who I can talk to about how the case is progressing? Don’t really know much about the murder other then what I saw and experience that day and what my mother has told me….please help me!!!!

  • 335 Stacy Horn // Sep 23, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Oh, what a terrible terrible thing to happen at all, but for a five year old to experience this. How sad. Anyway, all my advice for getting information I put in the post above! Also summed up here: http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=1347

    If you have specific questions as you go along, please come back and ask.

  • 336 K // Sep 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Stacy I have questions regarding missing persons. I have a family member missing for over 15 years. I am getting no help. Any recommendations?

  • 337 Stacy Horn // Sep 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I’m sorry, but I have absolutely no expertise in missing persons cases. I can only suggest contacting the following organizations, although you probably have already contacted them:

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    http://www.namus.gov/

    The Doe Network
    http://www.doenetwork.org/

  • 338 Chiko // Sep 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Hi Stacy,

    Checking back, I see you pulled down the posts from Iris Soto and Sergio about Lorenzo Kuriaki Soto’s unsolved death.
    Can you send me any contact infomation you may have on them?

    Thank you

  • 339 Stacy Horn // Sep 27, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I have already answered this question. I have already done everything I can to help you. I’m sorry I can’t help you more.

  • 340 shaquan daley // Oct 11, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    hi my name is shaquan im from brooklyn . when i was born in 1987 my father was stabbed to death a couple months later. his name was derrick brown the killer was caught this happened in bushwick brooklyn on putnam ave i would just like to know a lil back ground on the case and is his killer still in jail

    i never knew my dad just wanted a lil background check thank you so much

  • 341 Lisa Ruiz // Nov 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Hi everyone my name is Lisa, back in 1989 my uncle Jack had told me that my father had been shot and died the location was in sunnyside Queens,New York. In never knew my dad. However, I’ve did go downtown to try and retrieve a death certificate and the clerk had said she doesn’t have one for him. I found that strange cause I’m thinking if he died’ he should of have death certificate right? I’m wondering if this story is true about my father if he is dead? His name is Victor Ruiz and I have a Aunt named Tina Ruiz. My mom told me that my Dad and Aunt we’re born in the Bronx. I will continue my journey to find out what exactly happen to my Dad. I would be greatful if Anyone has any information about my Father…

  • 342 Stacy Horn // Nov 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I wonder how well that clerk checked. Perhaps the location of his death is incorrect. Or the year is incorrect. You might want to go back and ask the clerk to check different years and different boroughs.

    You could also go to the New York Public Library and search the Social Security Death Index. A librarian can show you how to do this.

    Also, ask your Uncle Jack if an arrest was ever made in your father’s murder.

  • 343 mary // Nov 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Hi my name is mary Gilmore & my great Uncle was hit & killed around 1937-1938 somwhere in Michigan he was only 15-17 months old at the time he was holding my grandma’s hand when he was killed my family doesn’t talk about his death although I do know that the person killed him was a doctor & was driving drunk when he hit & killed my great uncle in their drive way his name is Irvin biddinger Jr I want to find out if his killer was ever caught please help me

  • 344 Stacy Horn // Nov 16, 2013 at 11:35 am

    You’re going to need to track some more information first, Michigan in a big place! Why don’t you start by asking your relatives to pin down where this happened, exactly. If they can’t also tell you exactly when, you can contact the vital records department for the town or city he died in and request a death certificate, asking them to search those two years. The death certificate will also list the cause and manner of death. If it was ruled an accident there won’t be any kind of police file and no arrests would have been made. If it says manslaughter or homicide, you can contact the local police department of the town or city he died in, but that’s pretty far back. You will probably need to give them some time to find the case.

  • 345 John Doyle // Dec 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Ms. Horn, I stumbled upon your website while looking up info on a decades old murder, which was mentioned in you comments section. Can you drop me a line at either e-mail above.

  • 346 Stacy Horn // Dec 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    How can I help you?

  • 347 Luis // Dec 16, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Hi my name is Luis my father was killed in 2001 ,on Bridgeport conn ,it’s been a long time and I still don’t have clues of what happen with his case,be couse i was to young at the time,can you please help with a number or a page were I call contact people, who can give me some answers please!!!

  • 348 Luis // Dec 16, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Ms Horn I was 14 at the time when my father was killed in conn,he was all I had,I know there was some arrest made but I have no clue of what happen please help me Ms.Horn

  • 349 Stacy Horn // Dec 16, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I’m very sorry about your father. I would start by calling the police department. I googled “Bridgeport Police Department Detective Bureau” and got this page: http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/89019/89755/90919/91031.aspx

    This tells you what number to call to make an appointment to talk to detectives. Before you call you should read this page and talk to your family and get the date and place: http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?page_id=366

  • 350 Raurie // Dec 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you, Ms. Horn, for providing this platform for people to ask questions and get information. My amazing brother, Burke O’Brien, was killed January 12, 2003 in lower Manhattan (at 75-79 Orchard Street). We are in communications with the 7th precinct and the cold case squad in the effort towards finding the two men who did this. We hope for justice one day, even if all these years later.

  • 351 Luis // Dec 22, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Ooh Wooow can’t believe you answer me,this is real!!..ok thank you so much and god bless you Ms.Horn :-)

  • 352 Kim // Dec 24, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Hello, I’m trying to give a friend a Christmas Gift of closure to what may have happened to her sister. Her sister Margrett Manson (aka Milly or Millie) became missing sometime between 1968-70 from the Brooklyn area. She was married to and shared 1 male child with Lawrence (Larry) Birdsol, also from the Brooklyn area, who she was estranged from due to physical abuse to her. Larry was a long distance truck driver at the time she went missing. Lawrence would always talk about the places he would travel to being a truck driver. One place in particular was a place in Florida called Alligator Alley. It was known by that name due to the fact that on both sides of a narrow road, there was nothing but swamp and he said, it would be easy to get rid of a body there because the alligator’s would eat the body. But there is no proof that happened to Margrett. Shortly after Margrett went missing, Lawrence retrieved their son from the maternal Great-Grandmothers home and disappeared with him. The child was missing for years until a friend of Margrett’s family spotted Lawrence in Brooklyn going into a building and followed him. They contacted Margrett’s family and soon after, family members went from door to door looking for the child who by then, was 17. Lawrence had the child believing someone else was his birth mother and the child had no memories of Margrett his real birth mother. Margrett was once a Go-Go dancer (Cage Girl) at The Pipeman’s on Malta Street. She was reported missing by her mother (who has now passed on) and the report was made at the 73rd Precinct Brooklyn. The last known person to be seen with Margrett was a Lita Allen a friend of both her and her husbands. We also know that Margrett’s social security number is now being used by a woman of Latino decent. We do understand that after so many years, the outcome may not be good, but still the family wants some type of closure.

  • 353 Stacy Horn // Dec 24, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    It’s very nice of you to want to help your friend. Did you have a question? I’m not knowledgable in the area of missing persons however, but if your friend wants to have the police take another look at the case, I’d suggest she contact the 73rd precinct to see where the case was left. If she believes this young man is her abducted nephew she should definitely report that to the police as well, so they can investigate. Except, wait a minute, this must have been many years ago too, the son of the missing woman would have to be in his forties by now. Was the abduction reported? Were the police contacted when Lawrence returned with the boy who may or may not have been your friend’s nephew? Well, in any case, she should start with the detectives at the 73rd precinct. She would need to make this call, this is not something you could do for her. Tell her the number to call is 718-636-6485. Before she calls she should have any information they might need ready, like the date when her sister was first reported missing, where she was living at the time, and so on.

    I would also recommend contacting the Doe Network for advice, http://www.doenetwork.org/ and Namus http://www.namus.gov/

  • 354 Stacy Horn // Dec 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    You’re very welcome.

  • 355 Stacy Horn // Dec 24, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I am so sorry about your brother and I truly hope the police will be able to close his case. I think justice is important no matter how mant years have passed.

  • 356 Keisha Stubbs // Feb 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Hello June 29, 2009 Shawn Gary was shot in a car in queens ny on 171st st and 137th avenue. It has not been solved yey. Can you help?? Please…. thank you

  • 357 Stacy Horn // Feb 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    All my suggestions for how to proceed are in this post: http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=1347

    If you have any questions as you go along, please come back and ask. And good luck. You didn’t say what your relation to Shawn Gary is, but I’m sorry for your loss.

  • 358 AnneBerengere Pelluau // Mar 10, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Hello, I am French and travelled to NY for the first time in August 1984. I was a teenager. During my trip I was a witness of a homicide that happened in the street. I almost got killed. I never had any news since then, so I think nobody was arrested. Do you think it is possible to have more information? I will never forget that day and I think about it very very often. I have the approximte date and the exact address but I never had the name of the man who died. What can I do to know more?
    Thank you very much!

  • 359 Stacy Horn // Mar 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    In your case I would suggest starting at the library. I give instructions here: http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    Once you have a little more information, come back and I can advise you about what to do next. (I’m sorry that you experienced something like that at such a young age. And I’m sorry it happened to you here!)

  • 360 Desiree Ruiz // Mar 10, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    MARIA COLON was my mothers bestfriend. ALFRED NUNEZ if you happen to come across this post, please contact us. We have also been looking for clues to no avail, and for years my mother has been praying for Maria’s peace. It would be good to connect! I’ve also emailed Stacy our phone numbers. Please contact us!!!!!

  • 361 Desiree Ruiz // Mar 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    FYI, the above post is regarding MARIA COLON who was raped and killed in Flushing Meadows Park in Corona, Queens in 1979.

  • 362 BARBARA WASHINGTON // Mar 10, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    @ALFRED NUNEZ. .OMG! Do you remember me.Your sister MARIA Colon was my best friend still today in my heart I never forgot about her or you. I tryed to find you .until today I’m geting closer to you I still live in the same house I always wonder what happen to you and ur grandmother I never forgot about Maria how can I see the last house that you lived in Corona please reach out to me I hope ur doing Good GOD BLESS YOU I Miss You!!

  • 363 AnneBerengere Pelluau // Mar 11, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Thank you very much for your quick answer! I already called the police precinct that was in charge of the case and they say they can’t go so far as 1984. I have to write to the NYPD archives for research. I will follow your advice and continue on my own. It’s not easy because I live in Paris and I have to find everything on the web, I can’t go anywhere… I’ll try with Proquest and I’ll let you know. Thank you very much again. (Whatever happened I feel home in the States and love your country!)

  • 364 Stacy Horn // Mar 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Well, since you are not a member of the immediate family they are not obliged to go back. What precinct was it? In any case, if you can do some research and get me a little more information about the date and the place I can see what I can find out.

  • 365 Stacy Horn // Mar 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Desiree and Barbara, I got your email and forwarded it to Alfred. I hope it reaches him.

  • 366 Marissa // Apr 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    My father was murdered in 1965 I was in Cuba then, I arrived in the states in May 1966 after my father was buried, I have not been able to put closure how do I go about finding out information about newspaper articles etc. Thank you.

  • 367 Stacy Horn // Apr 4, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I’m so sorry about your father. I give instructions for using Proquest here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?p=704

    And about contacting a cold case squad here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?page_id=366

  • 368 Chrissy // Apr 5, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Hi I dont know it will help but putting photos and some info on fb on missing sites have helped alot of people i know the feeling of to many here and i believe reaching out to as any as you can and telling your story can help your outcome
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missing-Voices-Persons/248289828689855?ref=hl
    god bless u all

  • 369 Veronica Torruellas // May 20, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    My brother was murder on the brooklyn bridge in 1989 he was 22 it made the news can anybody help

  • 370 Veronica Torruellas // May 20, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    So sad so many unsolved murder so many if us so different
    But yet feel the same pain

  • 371 Stacy Horn // May 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I am so very sorry about your brother. I would suggest starting by looking over on the left here, at the top, where it says Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help.

    If you have specific questions please feel free ask.

  • 372 Maritza Cubero // May 23, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Hello, my brother was murdered on July 4th, 1995 in the Bronx. His name was Jose L. Torres. Apparently my brother was stabbed twice in the heart and according to Detective Coors from I think it was Precinct 44 he was DOA. My brother had no identification at the time of the murder so it took them 2 weeks to identify him and contact the family. I followed up with Det. Coors but soon my life took over and years passed by. I have never forgotten about this tragedy and have always wondered if the killer or killers were ever caught. My brother was only 31 years old. According to the detective his body was found in a nearby park where apparently the murder had taken place. Because this crime was committed in such an open and very public place I could not understand why no one witnessed anything. I know that law enforcement officers are bombarded with a slew of work inviolving everyday crimes and the infamous cold case files continue piling up but at one point or the other and some way some how someone has to pay for these tragic crimes. Can someone provide me with any information on the unsolved murder of my dear brother?

  • 373 Stacy Horn // May 23, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Hello Maritza. I’m very sorry about your brother, I’m going to email you.

  • 374 CARLENE HOWELL // Jun 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    HELLO,

    MY NAME IS CARLENE I COMMENTED ON THIS WEBSITE YEARS AGO REGARDING MY MOTHER. I STILL HAVE NO ANSWER AND I AM STILL LOOKING. CAN I STILL BE HELPED.

  • 375 Stacy Horn // Jun 16, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Carlene, I emailed you on April 7, 2009, the day you posted, and you never responded. Here is what I emailed you and I would still like to help you if I can:

    Carlene, my name is Stacy Horn and I run the blog you just posted on about your mother.  I would like to try to help you and get you in touch with someone at the NYPD.

    First, I am so sorry your mother was murdered and you had to grow up without her.  I can well understand wanting to learn anything you can about her.  I’m not sure there will be a lot about her of a personal nature in the police files, but it’s worth checking.  To begin, what was your mother’s name, and what was the date of her death?  Do you know where in Brooklyn?

  • 376 Stacy Horn // Jun 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I see you haven’t responded, so I’m going to try emailing you again.

  • 377 shaquan daley // Jun 25, 2014 at 9:28 am

    hello my father was killed in 1987 in bush wick brooklyn on putnam ave hs name is derrick brown i he’s killer was caught i believe wanted to know his name find out about him maybe even get to talk to the guy just to ask question anyway i can get help with any of this please.. email back thank you

  • 378 Stacy Horn // Jun 25, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I’m very sorry about your father. I would suggest calling the detective squad at the precinct where the murder occurred. They can give you the name of the murderer and, if he’s in prison, they can let you know where he is. As far as contacting this person, I can’t really help you with that, it falls out of the area of my expertise. But the detective can advise you. You can also check the website for the prison to find out what the procedures are for visiting.

  • 379 ana machuca // Jun 25, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I INVESTIGATING MY FATHER MURDER THEY THREW HIM OUT THE ROOF WHEN I WAS 3 YEARS ALL MY MOTHER NEVER INVESTIGATED AND THAT HAS HAUNT ME ALL MY LIFE AND I WILL LIKE TO FIND OUT SO THE PERSON COULD PAID FOR LEAVING ME WITHOUT A FATHER

  • 380 Stacy Horn // Jun 28, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    That’s so sad, I’m very sorry about your father. I feel like I always respond with the same thing, but I would suggest starting by looking over on the left here, at the top, where it says Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help.

    If you have specific questions please feel free ask.

  • 381 Stacy Horn // Jun 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I’m wondering, does anyone read the post before leaving a comment here? Where I say, “Attention! If you have a friend or loved one whose murder is still unsolved and you want to know what to do, please read this …”?

  • 382 Kieonie // Jul 12, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Hello I was trying to find out about the murder of my grandfather Richard Williams.He was killed in December of 1977 in Brooklyn. Of course I was not born yet but in the mix of everything my mother never knew if hes murder was solve. She lose track of his family after the death and we are just trying to get information about him.

  • 383 Stacy Horn // Jul 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    In your case I would begin by calling the precinct. You didn’t tell me where in Brooklyn he was killed so I can’t tell you which precinct that is (perhaps you already know). If you don’t know which precinct it was you can find it here. But you will need to have the address ready of where he was killed.

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precinct_maps/precinct_finder.shtml

    Ask to be connected to the detective squad and only speak to someone in the detective squad, but be polite about it of course.

    I’m sorry he was murdered and that you never got to meet him.

  • 384 frances // Jul 14, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Hi my name is Frances I am 42 years old right bfor I was born my aunt Evelyn VALLES was murdered in Brooklyn NY she was beaten to death my grandmother died never finding who murdered her daughter. My dad is still alive but sick and always Cry’s about his sister who was only 21 at the time she was murdered .I would like to open her case but don’t know wat to do . can someone help . thanks

  • 385 Stacy Horn // Jul 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I guess people really don’t read the post before commenting. I’m not criticizing, but I’m wondering what I can do to change that. Because the answers to your questions, and what you need to do are right there.

    If you look up at this post, it says: “Attention! If you have a friend or loved one whose murder is still unsolved and you want to know what to do, please read this …”? So I would start there and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    I’m very sorry about your Aunt. Your poor father and Grandmother.

  • 386 Maria R // Jul 31, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    My adopted brother would like articles about his parents. He and his toddler-aged brother were found in a bronx apt. with their dead mom. The father killed her but he wants to find the articles. this is around late 1980′s. He was placed in foster care and my parents adopted them.

  • 387 Maria R. // Jul 31, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    My mother “fell” off the roof in the Bronx in the early 80s. Her death certificate states she contusions and it sounded like she had injuries before the “fall”. It was never solved but there is one solid suspect. The man she lived with. Very frustrating because it’s been called a suicide and my sister and I lived in fear that maybe we had suicidal tendoncies like our mom.
    Now that its been over 20 years I hear rumors that everyone understood her boyfriend’s frustration with her addiction so no one implicated him. So he appointed himself judge and juror.

  • 388 Stacy Horn // Jul 31, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Your brother should be able to find any articles that came out by searching in the New York Public Library using Proquest and microfilm. I’m going to cut and paste from an earlier post which explains how:

    If you grew up thinking going to the library was a chore, that’s probably because you didn’t have things like Proquest. Proquest is a database of newspapers.

    If you’re in New York, go to the New York Public Library’s website to see which branches have access to Proquest. Outside New York contact your local library and ask if they have it. If not, you’ll have to search through microfiche, which takes longer, but it’s still a great resource.

    Here’s how Proquest works. Let’s say you’re researching a murder that happened in the subway in 1967. With Proquest, you can narrow the search to that year, and then tell it to search on “homicide” and “subway”. Any articles that were written about murders in the subways that year will come back. If you just have the murder victim’s name and nothing else, just type in the person’s name. You can narrow the search down later if too much comes back.

    If you don’t have access to Proquest—and Proquest doesn’t have all the newspapers in the country digitized yet, good old microfiche (aka microfilm) is still a dependable, valuable resource and this will also be available to you at the New York Public Library (and most other libraries).

    If you need help with Proquest ask a librarian. This is their thing, finding information. They are information detectives! So not only can they help you with Proquest, they will suggest other things to try.

  • 389 Stacy Horn // Jul 31, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I’m very sorry you lost your mother. I explain what to do if you want to dispute a manner of death here:

    http://www.therestlesssleep.com/?page_id=382

    If you have questions along the way, please come back and ask I will try to advise you as best I can. I am not a lawyer, and this is not my area of expertise, however.

  • 390 L.Goodman // Aug 14, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Hello, I’M trying to find info on my brother Michael Birt who was killed August 7th 2003 , in bklyn on Monroe St. HE was shot twice in the back of the head. I would love to know if they have any suspects. HOw can I gain more info on this case?

  • 391 Stacy Horn // Aug 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I’m so sorry about your brother. When was the last time your family had contact with the detective working the case? The first thing I would suggest be getting in touch with him or her.

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