Can You Help with Brewster Cold Case?

An artist's rendition of the unidentified deceased man.

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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