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Police Seek Help In Cold Case With New Rochelle Ties

State police are seeking information about a 20-year-old cold case involving an unidentified deceased adult male.
State police are seeking information about a 20-year-old cold case involving an unidentified deceased adult male. Photo Credit: New York State Police
The man was said to be wearing Dockers shoes.
The man was said to be wearing Dockers shoes. Photo Credit: New York State Police
He also wore a crucifix.
He also wore a crucifix. Photo Credit: New York State Police
A plaid shirt was worn on the inside.
A plaid shirt was worn on the inside. Photo Credit: New York State Police
A plaid shirt was worn over the inside shirt.
A plaid shirt was worn over the inside shirt. Photo Credit: New York State Police

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Brewster barracks is seeking the public’s assistance to help solve a 22-year-old cold case involving an unidentified deceased adult male.

According to police, the man was found in a wooded area adjacent to the Garden Street School in Brewster on Oct. 9, 1995. This unknown individual’s death was ruled a suicide due to self-inflicted wounds to his wrists, police said.

At the time of his death, he was believed to be 40-50 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, had brown eyes, was well-groomed and clean-shaven, with short black hair with slight gray, receding hairline, a mole on the right side of his face by his nose, medium brown-skinned complexion and perfect teeth (there were no signs of any dental work), according to police. This individual could be African-American or Hispanic, police said.

The man was well-dressed, wearing brown leather Dockers-brand penny loafer shoes, dress socks, tan-colored Hagger casual khaki knit pants, size 33 inch waist by 30 inch length, two plaid button-down shirts -- a long-sleeve green, black and yellow plaid Kenneth Gordon-brand shirt on the outside and a short-sleeve plaid Gentleman’s Row-brand shirt colored blue, green, and red, according to police.

The man was also wearing a gold-chained crucifix around his neck. No form of identification was found on him, police said.

Police said the investigation to date revealed the deceased was last seen making a purchase of two expensive blankets at a curtain shop in New Rochelle, on Oct. 7, 1995.  It is believed he traveled to Brewster from the lower Westchester County area via Metro-North Railroad, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Brewster barracks by calling 845-677-7300 or 845-279-8656.

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