New York State Police Seek Help in Cold Case, Victim Last Seen in New Rochelle Shop in 1995

Written By: Robert Cox

BREWSTER, NY — The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Brewster barracks are seeking the public’s assistance to help solve a 1995 cold case involving an unidentified deceased adult male.

The deceased adult male was found in a wooded area adjacent to the Garden Street School in the village of Brewster, NY, on October 9, 1995. This unknown individual’s death was ruled a suicide due to self-inflicted wounds found on his wrists.  

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

The deceased 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. The deceased was also wearing a gold chained crucifix around his neck. No form of identification was found on him.   

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

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Brewster barracks by calling (845)677-7300 or (845)279-8656.  Refer to SJS# 3020193.