Brewster Cold Case

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.

A chain worn by the victim

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.

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