LEWISTON – New York State Police are asking the public for help in closing a nearly 30-year-old case in Niagara County.
Investigators in Batavia said they are investigating the 1991 discovery of skeletal remains.
Authorities said that on June 22, 1991 at 5:04 pm, skeletal remains of an unknown male were found by two teens in the Town of Lewiston.
According to a news release, the teens were picking berries in a wooded area off of Black Nose Spring Road, located on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Niagara County.
The body was found about thirty feet from the road’s edge, in an 11 foot ravine.
The man was bound with a cord and his mouth had been gagged with a washcloth.
The victim is believed to be an African American male between the ages of 30 to 45 years old.
The victim was found to have sustained broken ribs, as well as facial fractures which had healed prior to his death, and may have been the result of the sport of boxing.
The victim was wearing a white-short sleeve V-Neck undershirt (Fruit of the Loom- size 42-44) and long, light colored underwear (Hanes- medium).
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Senior Investigator John Dipasquale of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Lockport at (716) 434-5589.