Every human being deserves to be mourned and put to rest in a dignified way. My prayers are for this 20-year-old cold case to hopefully be solved soon.

Nothing gets to me quite like a cold case story -- family wondering about a loved one, or no one knowing that a person has passed, and possibly someone else is responsible and should be brought to justice.

The Hour is reporting that Norwalk Police say they are moving closer to identifying a body that was found two decades ago on Shea Island. The badly decomposed body of a white or Hispanic male was found in straw and grass on the island in April of 1996. Police believe the body had been in the water for months, which has made positive identification difficult.

Enter technology that wasn’t available back then, and there is new hope. A  DNA profile has been developed for the victim, which could help police solve the case. 

Lt. Art Weisgerber of the Norwalk Police Department's Cold Case Unit told The Hour:

We don’t know where he came from. It could have been from New York, the north shore of Long Island, or the eastern part of Connecticut. We are asking anyone in the tri-state area to contact their local agency if they have information

My hope is that someone reading this blog will be able to come forward and help identify this man through their DNA.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lt. Weisgerber at 203-854-3164 or AWesisgerber@norwalkct.org.
Anonymous information can be left at any of the below contacts.
Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111
Anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website at  norwalkpd.com

Also anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).

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