Troopers attempting to identify man found dead in 1995

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Brewster barracks is seeking assistance to help solve a 22-year-old cold case.

An artist’s rendition of the unidentified deceased man.

The body of an unidentified black or Hispanic male was found in a wooded area adjacent to the Garden Street School in Brewster on Oct. 9, 1995. His death was ruled a suicide due to self-inflicted wounds to his wrists.

At the time of his death, he was apparently in his 40s, stood 5-feet-9 inches tall, weighed 165 pounds, and had brown eyes. He was well-groomed, clean-shaven, with short black hair with slight gray, receding hairline, a mole on the right side of his face near his nose, a medium, brown-skinned complexion and perfect teeth (There were no signs of dental work.)

The necklace worn by the deceased man.

The deceased was well-dressed, with brown leather Dockers penny loafers, dress socks, tan Hagger pants (33 waist, 30 length), two plaid button-down shirts (a long-sleeve green, black and yellow Kenneth Gordon shirt on the outside and a short-sleeve Gentleman’s Row blue, green and red shirt underneath. The deceased was also wearing a gold-chained crucifix necklace.

The deceased was last seen buying two expensive blankets at a curtain shop in New Rochelle on Oct. 7, 1995.  It is believed he traveled to Brewster on Metro-North.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 845-677-7300 or 845-279-8656. Refer to SJS No. 3020193.

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