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  1. #1
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    Jul 2005

    CT - Lester 'Chip' Stewart, 27, Litchfield Co., Sept 1978

    Interesting story. Looks like Dad was trying to leave his son a nice inheritance, in a bag?


    Already facing serious drug charges, Kenneth Gelormino Jr. walked into the Litchfield state police barracks 18 months ago, hoping the contents of the bag he was carrying could solve his legal troubles.

    He gave the bag to detectives, who were startled to discover what was inside — bones from a human arm.

    Gelormino told police the bones belonged to Lester "Chip" Stewart, who had been reported missing in January 1980, 16 months after he was last seen in Litchfield County — in September 1978.

    Police had long suspected that Stewart was the victim of a drug deal gone bad.

    Gelormino, who lived in Torrington, told authorities he got the bones from his father, Kenneth Gelormino Sr. The son said his father, facing a life-threatening disease, told him a gruesome secret: He and another man killed Stewart, burned his body and buried it under a stone wall.

    The elder Gelormino had kept the bones as collateral to blackmail his former partner, and he wanted his son to use the bones to continue to extort money from the man, who had since moved to Arizona.


    Lester Stewart
    Missing since September 1978 from Litchfield County, Connecticut.
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: January 30, 1951
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 27 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance:
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair.
    • AKA: Chip

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Stewart resided in Litchfield County, Connecticut during the early / mid-1970s. He lived in the 6700 block of southwest 88 Street in South Miami, Florida in 1978. Stewart was last seen in Litchfield County sometime during September 1978.
    Stewart was reported as a missing person in January 1980. Authorities believe that he was murdered as the result of a drug transaction. Investigators theorize that Stewart's remains are buried somewhere near Goshen and Sharon, Connecticut. His body has never been located

    Last edited by OkieGranny; 07-07-2016 at 11:36 PM. Reason: snipped/10% rule

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013
    Listed as a cold case by Connecticut State Police:


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