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  1. #1
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    Oct 2014

    CA - Eric Coy, 9, Martinez, 24 January 1987

    On the morning of January 24th 1987, a group of youngsters discovered the body of nine-year-old Eric Coy in a wooded area behind Martinez Junior High School. He was riding his bike to a friend's house when he was attacked and stabbed eleven times. A sketch of a possible suspect was released following the murder but he has never been identified. The murder remains unsolved but the current detective is determined to find the person responsible.

    Cold Case Still Under Investigation

    This weekend represents the somber anniversary of the savage murder of Eric Coy, 9, who was found by other youths with 11 stab wounds caused by a sharp object or knife 6-7 inches long to the upper torso, including one to his neck, near the footbridge at the west end of the Martinez Junior High School property about 11 a.m. on Jan. 24, 1987.
    The initial investigation also noted the suspect had been lying in wait prior to contact with the victim in this unprovoked attack.

    Mathers acknowledged in the days leading up to the attack investigators learned there was a disagreement between the Coy family and a neighbor. But, to date, no additional information has been developed to refute or prove this theory any further.
    Boy, 9, Riding Bicycle Near School, Is Slain - January 26, 1987

    Last edited by JusticeWillBeServed; 01-27-2016 at 01:02 PM.

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    Jun 2011
    McWopetaz Metroplex, Illinois U. S. of A.
    An unprovoked, brutal and horrifying attack in broad daylight and the guy gets away with it. That's pretty unbelievable-except it happened!

    I can't imagine the neighbor dispute would lead to something this extreme especially against a child who would probably not have been directly involved.

    This must have been a total psycho who was around the Bay Area at the time.

    There are two sketchs of the guy so I assume at least two people saw him. The drawings are quite similar although not identical.

    Westley Allan Dodd comes to mind although he doesn't look much like either sketch.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

    Stan Reid

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