Police hope to identify man found dead in 1995
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is seeking help on a 1995 cold case involving an unidentified male whose body was found in Brewster.
The body was found on Oct. 9, 1995, in a wooded area adjacent to the Garden Street School. The death was ruled a suicide.
The male was between 40 and 50 years old, 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighed 165 pounds. He had brown eyes, short black hair with some gray, a receding hairline, a mole on the right side of his face located by his nose, a medium, brown-skinned complexion. He also well groomed, clean shaven and had perfect teeth (there were no signs of dental work). The individual could be of either African American or Hispanic.
He was well dressed, wearing brown leather Dockers, dress socks, tan Haggar khaki knit pants (33-inch waist, 30-inch length), two plaid button-down shirts (a long sleeve green, black and yellow plaid Kenneth Gordon shirt on the outside and a short sleeve, plaid Gentleman’s Row shirt colored blue, green and red). He also wearing a gold chained crucifix.
The man was last seen making a purchase of two expensive blankets at a curtain shop in New Rochelle on Oct. 7. It is believed he traveled to Brewster from lower Westchester County via Metro-North.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation by calling 845-677-7300 or 845-279-8656 and refer to SJS No. 3020193.Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a contribution to support our nonprofit journalism. Our annual appeal has begun! All gifts of up to $1,000 through Dec. 31 will be matched TWICE! Click here for details. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.