December 28, 2017




State Police continue to investigate Brewster cold case death

BREWSTER – The State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at the Brewster barracks is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who was found dead 22 years ago. He was found in a wooded area adjacent to the Garden Street School in the Village of Brewster on October 9, 1995. His death was ruled a suicide due to self-inflicted wounds to his wrists.

At the time of his death, he was believed to be between 40 and 50 years old, five-feet, nine-inches tall, and weighing 165 pounds. He had brown eyes, was well-groomed, clean shaven, with short black hair with slight graying, receding hairline, a mole on the right side of his face by his nose, medium brown skinned complexion and perfect teeth with no signs of dental work. He could be African American or Hispanic. He was well-dressed wearing brown leather Dockers penny loafer shoes, dress socks, tan colored Hagger casual khaki knit pants, sixe 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.  He was also wearing a gold chained crucifix around his neck. No identification was found on him.

The investigation to date revealed he was last seen making a purchase of two expensive blankets at a curtain store in New Rochelle on October 7, 1995.

It is believed he traveled to Brewster from the lower Westchester County area on a Metro-North train.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the State Police at 845-677-7300 or 845-279-8656.


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