Troopers continue to investigate 46-year-old cold case murder


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KINGSTON – State Police are continuing to investigate the 1970 murder
of an unidentified man in Saugerties.

On February 1, 1970, the man’s body was found down an embankment
off Plate Clove Road in West Saugerties. He had suffered several gunshot
wounds to the back of his head and investigators believe he was most likely
killed at another location and dumped off at Platte Clove Road.

To this day, police do not know the man’s identity and the case
remains open as a cold case homicide.

The victim was described as a white man, about 35 to 45 years old, five
feet, three inches tall, weighing 155 pounds, with dark brown, wavy hair.

When found he was fully clothed wearing a three-quarter length tan/brown
reversible raincoat, a green business suit, white dress shirt, black silk
tie with the “Playboy” label, black leather shoes, gray socks
and black rubber overshoes.

He was wearing pajamas under the suit and was wearing an imitation ruby
ring with a gold setting and an Omega gold wrist watch.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police BCI at Kingston
at 845-338-1702 of the Troop F Major Crimes Unit in Middletown at 845-344-5300.


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