NY Queens, Skeletal remains found in backyard after tip, possibly from the 70s, Mar'19

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  1. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    Couldn't find an existing thread for this case, so here we go! The skeletal remains are believed to be 40-50 y/o, and because of the circumstances in which they were recovered, LE are investigating this as a homicide.

    Bones in Queens Backyard May Be Linked to 40-year-old Unreported Murder

    Police believe remains found in Queens are from homicide

    Police: Human Remains Related To Decades-Old Investigation Found In Queens Backyard

    Human remains found in Queens

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6804019/Police-human-remains-1970s-Queens-home.html


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    Hoping for a speedy resolution in this case. Someone out there has been waiting for answers for 40-50 years, and I can already think of a ton of MPs, especially missing women and girls, who fits the time frame and location.
     


  2. Penny Parker

    Penny Parker Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the killer is still alive and if he's been shaking in his boots all these years in fear of the victim being found. Evidently the house had quite a number of tenants over the years.

    Such amazing work done by the cadaver dogs.
     
  3. musicaljoke

    musicaljoke Well-Known Member

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    From the link: "A senior NYPD official told The Daily Beast that police received a call Monday from a yet-unidentified woman who witnessed her mother’s then-boyfriend cut up and bury someone in the backyard where she lived in the 1970s, when she was a child. On the night in question, she said she observed her mother’s boyfriend cleaning up blood with a mop and bleach at the barber shop where he worked. Early the next morning, she woke up to the a noise in the backyard and went outside to find her mother’s boyfriend chopping up someone with a machete and putting the body parts into bags. "

    What a traumatic experience for the child! Imagine carrying that memory for so many years, no doubt with fear that her own life could be in danger. Awful, awful!
     
  4. Coffee56

    Coffee56 Well-Known Member

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    Still trying to map locations and get further info but this all seemed to be going on in the area at the time. I would think this would be on the radar but who knows. Sounds like it could have been a source of any number of bodies and dismemberment common.


    "For Men Only"
    Krugman owned a popular two-story storefront popular and heavily advertised male hair salon and wig shop located beside the Engine 291, Battalion 45 fire station located at 56-07 Metropolitan Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens called "For Men Only", which was situated several blocks from The Suite. It served as a "drop", a collection place for betting slips and money.

    Finally Burke met Krugman at Asaro's place and Krugman was allegedly killed there. The body was dismembered and disposed of at Asaro's company (currently Bruno's Construction & Fences located at 14550 Rockaway Boulevard) in Jamaica, Queens.


    Martin Krugman
     
  5. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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  6. Al Ka

    Al Ka Well-Known Member

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    In one article I read some time ago it was stated that mum of witness is still alive. And apparently the man who has done it is believed to be still alive too.

    Witness who was 11 at that time, is now 50 year old woman.
     
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    Tillicum Well-Known Member

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  8. InquisitiveIndividual

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  9. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Interesting!
    Gaetano Richard Vallese – The Charley Project
    "He was reported missing by his estranged wife after he didn't come to pick up their daughters as scheduled. Nothing was missing from his home, and his blue 1977 Chevrolet was found at his home on Smithtown Road in Fishkill, New York on May 23.

    Vallese may have been involved in organized crime in New York City in 1979. Authorities would like to talk to Teddy Cohen, an associate of his from the Bronx. They've never been able to locate Cohen and believe the name could be an alias.

    Authorities stated they could find no evidence of foul play in Vallese's disappearance and it's possible he went into hiding, possibly in a witness protection program. His case remains unsolved.
    Gaetano Richard Vallese

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  10. musicaljoke

    musicaljoke Well-Known Member

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    When I click on the NamUs link, I am just getting "pending changes". Is it just my old ipad, or might you be right about this man being the victim? Another article about this missing man reads:
    According to www.charleyproject.org , investigators had been hoping to talk to an “associate” of Vallese’s named "Teddy Cohen." Police have been unable to locate Cohen, and it may be possible that the name is an alias, www.charleyproject.orgsaid.
     
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  11. InquisitiveIndividual

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    Maybe it is because I linked the profile, but it isn't showing up as "pending charges" for me?

    I looked into him a bit more, and considering his possible connection to the crime boss scene, they may have had him off'd in Queens. Teddy Cohen sounds like a really strong candidate for being an alias considering how hush-hush the "business" is.
     
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  12. PayrollNerd

    PayrollNerd Well-Known Member

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    Possible heart and lung tissue after all these years, wow. That part must have been well preserved. DNA would be awesome to not only give his family peace but to hold those accountable for their crime. It does make me wonder if the perps DNA is found, if this will not be his only crime. This victim could be the missing key to a lot of unsolved crimes.
     
  13. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Fishkill NY to Richmond Hill, Queens is roughly an hour, fairly direct route: Google Maps
     
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  14. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    Bumping Backyard Doe, who's just been added to NamUs:

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    #UP57120
    Male, Uncertain
    Date Found: March 12, 2019
    Location Found: Queens, New York
    Estimated Age Range: 50-90 Years

    Case Information

    Case Numbers
    NCMEC Number: --
    ME/C Case Number: Q19-06427

    Demographics
    Sex: Male
    Race / Ethnicity: Uncertain
    Possible First Name: --
    Possible Middle Name: --
    Possible Last Name: --
    Possible Nickname: --

    Estimated Age Group: Adult - Pre 90
    Estimated Age Range (Years): 50-90
    Estimated Year of Death: 1970-1980
    Estimated PMI: --

    Height: Cannot Estimate
    Weight: Cannot Estimate

    Circumstances
    Type: Unidentified Deceased
    Date Found: March 12, 2019
    NamUs Case Created: May 6, 2019
    ME/C QA Reviewed: --

    Location Found Map
    General Location: -- Queens, New York 11418
    County: Queens County
    GPS Coordinates: --

    Circumstances of Recovery
    Unidentified individual found buried in the backyard of a private residence in Queens. Individual has likely been buried there since the 1970s.

    Details of Recovery
    Inventory of Remains: --
    Condition of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues

    Physical Description
    Hair Color: Unknown or Completely Bald
    Head Hair: Description --
    Body Hair: Description --
    Facial Hair: Description --

    Left Eye Color: Unknown or Missing
    Right Eye Color: Unknown or Missing
    Eye Description: --

    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Information Entered

    Clothing and Accessories
    No Information Entered

     
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    UnlicensedPI Well-Known Member

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    Nicholas James Maschuci
    Date of Last Contact: September 18, 1974
    Missing From: Kearny, New Jersey
    Missing Age: 60 Years
    Height: 5' 8" - 5' 9" (68 - 69 Inches)
    Weight: 210 lbs
    Race / Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
    Location: Kearny, New Jersey 07032

    Circumstances of Disappearance: Nicholas Left his home on Sept 18 1974 for a business meeting to Brooklyn Never to be seen again. Wearing Gray Pants White Shirt polyester Ribbed with Gold Zipper in front had wide Collar, White 1/2 Patent leather boots Gold Bifocals Glasses. Mr Maschuci had A glass eye. He wore a 4 Kt diamond pinky ring white gold /white gold watch with black face and white gold tear drop at the 12:00 hand similar to a Movado. Wore a Blessed Mother Medal around his neck in Silver.

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    Given the amount of jewelry he wore and the fact that the second picture is a mugshot, I'm guessing his "business meeting" was probably not in a traditional field.

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    Edit: Here's a podcast about this case:
    Nicholas Maschuci: Close To Home from UnFound--A Missing Persons Program
     
  16. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    No major updates as far as I can see, but Backyard Doe's race/ethnicity has been changed to "multiple" and "White / Caucasian, Hispanic / Latino".
     

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