Zaniboni was found dead in this restaurant in 1971
PAWLING – Who killed Emile Zaniboni of Pawling on January 10, 1971 still remains a mystery to State Police.
At the time, his family owned the former Cattle Car Restaurant on Route 22 between Wingdale and Pawling. When he failed to return home that day, his wife and daughter found him murdered inside the bar area of the eatery. The restaurant appeared to be in disarray; bar stools had been turned over and coin boxes had been removed from the juke box and cigarette machines.
The investigation to follow showed Zaniboni, who was 49, had died from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.
He was last seen at the restaurant by another employee at about 10:30 p.m. on January 9, 1971.
The cold case remains active with several leads followed up since Zaniboni was killed 46 years ago. Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Dover at 845-677-7300 or 845-877-3660. All calls will be kept confidential.