NY NY - David Bacon, 22, Waterford, 10 April 1969

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  1. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    David M. Bacon
    Missing since April 10, 1969 from Waterford, New York
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: July 28, 1946
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blond hair.
    Marks, Scars: Tattoos on each arm.
    Photos at below link

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    David Bacon was last seen April 10, 1969 at 23.30, as he left for his factory job, the midnight shift at Behr Manning in Watervliet, a manufacturer known as Norton Co. today. His car was found on Oil Mill Hill the morning after. His paycheck was on the front seat. Police suspected he just left the area with no word to anyone. When Bacon didn't resurface after some time, authorities became suspicious foul play was involved. The case was reopened in 2008 when police received new information about the case, and reopened the investigation as a homicide.


    Nelson Costello was arrested in January 2009 and charged with second-degree murder in Bacon's death. Bacon's murder may have been the culmination of a rivalry over a woman. At the time Bacon disappeared, Costello was a part-time constable in Waterford, a position that existed before the town had a formal police department. An accomplice helped the suspect allegedly dispose of the victim's body. That man will not face charges because the statute of limitations for felonies, five years, has run out. There is no statute of limitations on murder. While police began a missing person investigation into Bacon back in 1969, any evidence related to the investigation at the time is now gone, since the file has been purged from police archives.

    Bacon was shot to death at Alcathy's Marina, which was located on Flight Lock Road in Waterford. The body may have been buried along the Hudson River in Troy or was taken out of state, possibly to a Southern state.

    Bacon quit high school in the early 60s and enlisted in the Navy. He served in Vietnam. Bacon’s address at the time was 334 Hillcrest Street, North Troy, which is in present-day Pleasantdale in the town of Schaghticoke.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    New York State Police
    Loudonville
    518-783-2211

    Source Information:

    The Times Union
    The Daily Gazette
    The Doe Network: Case File 4004DMNY

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4004dmny.html
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  3. JDuMo

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    From his Doe Network link:

    Nelson Costello admitted to killing David Bacon in Waterford, NY. As part of his October 2009 plea bargain, Costello stated that Bacon was buried in Virginia along the James River.

    I wonder if this is him?
    https://identifyus.org/cases/6719
     
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  5. Richard

    Richard Active Member

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    A Navy Man...

    David Michael Bacon
    Missing since April 10, 1969 from Waterford, Rensselaer County, New York
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics


    Date Of Birth: July 28, 1946
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8"; 145 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Light brown hair.
    Marks, Scars: Tattoos of 1) heart, flowers, arrow, & "Mary" on upper left arm; scroll, & "Dave" on upper right arm.; and cross on left forearm.
    Clothing: Green slacks, black checkered shirt, and black ski jacket.
    Dentals: Available
    DNA: Available

    Circumstances of Disappearance


    David Bacon was last seen April 10, 1969 at 23.30, as he left for his factory job, the midnight shift at Behr Manning in Watervliet, a manufacturer known as Norton Co. today. His car was found on Oil Mill Hill the morning after. His paycheck was on the front seat. Police suspected he just left the area with no word to anyone. When Bacon didn't resurface after some time, authorities became suspicious foul play was involved. The case was reopened in 2008 when police received new information about the case, and reopened the investigation as a homicide.

    Nelson Costello was arrested in January 2009 and charged with second-degree murder in Bacon's death. Bacon's murder may have been the culmination of a rivalry over a woman. At the time Bacon disappeared, Costello was a part-time constable in Waterford, a position that existed before the town had a formal police department. An accomplice helped the suspect allegedly dispose of the victim's body. That man will not face charges because the statute of limitations for felonies, five years, has run out. There is no statute of limitations on murder. While police began a missing person investigation into Bacon back in 1969, any evidence related to the investigation at the time is now gone, since the file has been purged from police archives.

    Bacon was shot to death at Alcathy's Marina, which was located on Flight Lock Road in Waterford.

    Bacon quit high school in the early 60s and enlisted in the Navy. He served in Vietnam. Bacon’s address at the time was 334 Hillcrest Street, North Troy, which is in present-day Pleasantdale in the town of Schaghticoke.

    Nelson Costello admitted to killing David Bacon in Waterford, NY. As part of his October 2009 plea bargain, Costello stated that Bacon was buried in Virginia along the James River.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    New York State Police
    Loudonville
    518-783-2211

    Agency Case Number: GSBI01187

    NCIC Number: M-897733544

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:

    The Times Union
    The Daily Gazette
    Namus
    The Doe Network: Case File 4004DMNY

    LINK:

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4004dmny.html
     

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