Saturday, September 8, 2018

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 Prohibition era murder of state trooper never solved

Wilder

TUXEDO – It has been 90 years since State Trooper Carl Wilder was found shot to death by an unknown assailant and left lying next to his motorcycle on the Tuxedo-Greenwood Lake Highway in Tuxedo. That was on September 7, 1928, in the middle of the years prohibition was in place. Investigators theorized that Trooper Wilder may have been killed by bootleggers operating in the area.

He was unable to reply to inquiries regarding his assailant before he died. A necktie he was clutching in his hand when he was found, apparently torn from the neck of his assailant, provided no clue to the murderer.

His murder remains an unsolved mystery.

 


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