Unsolved Connecticut Cold Cases
No Arrests in Murder of Mother of Two
Anne-Marie Caro had just turned 37 years old when a relative found her murdered in her home on Stafford Avenue in Mansfield. It was August 28th of 2005, and the former middle school teacher and mother of two school aged boys was last known to have returned from her job at a Home Depot in Manchester. The police have not named any suspects and it was determined that she had been strangled. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the state police at 860-886-6603. There is a fifty thousand dollar reward leading to information that will assist in the arrest and conviction of her murderer(s). All correspondence can remain confidential.
What Happened to Billy Smolinski?
31-year-old William Smolinski was last seen around 3:45 pm at his residence at 130 Holly Street on August 24, 2004. The Waterbury man was last seen by a neighbor and asked that person to watch his dog. Smolinski indicated that he was going to leave for a period of three days. That was the last time he was seen. He left behind personal belongings such as his vehicle and wallet. Billy’s family have been actively looking for him and have placed fliers with his picture on them in the surrounding towns where he was last seen. There has been visual documentation of Billy’s ex-girlfriend ripping and vandalizing many of these posters. While she has not been named a suspect, she has filed a lawsuit against Smolinski family. If you have information concerning this case, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Haven at (203)777-6311. There is a fifteen thousand dollar reward.
Bill’s case was aired on a Few TV shows, his parents have a Facebook page dedicated to the disappearance of their son. They also have set up a fund in honor of Billy. For More information please click the link below.
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There is also an article by the Waterbury Observer about this case to view Click here.
More information regarding William Smolinski below
Who would ever have thought that well-known Connecticut Defense Attorney John
Williams who defended Black Panthers as well as Puerto Rican Nationalist Group
Los Machetoros would go against Jan Smolinksi. It seems that Williams is hired
by the school busing company that employs Billy Smolinski’s former girlfriend.
The same ex-girlfriend who has been videotaped tearing down missing person
fliers of Billy. The same person who managed to get Jan Smolinski arrested by
Woodbridge Police. If Bill’s ex-girlfriend is not in any way responsible for his
disappearance, tearing down missing person fliers sure makes one look
suspicious. Now, the lawsuit also targets The Waterbury Observer and Billy’s
sister, Paula. It’s been alleged that Williams knows this case can’t be won but
that the legal fees alone could seriously financially damage the Smolinski
family and the Waterbury Observer newspaper. Williams has asked for a settlement
in what amounts to legalized extortion. John Williams had a final demand at
$25,000 for Billy’s ex-girlfriend and $5000 for B and B Transportation. And we
all know that Williams will be getting a nice cut out of it. According to the
Waterbury Observer a case could cost the paper and the Smolinski family anywhere
between fifty to a hundred thousand dollars. Wow. All just for hanging up a few
fliers. Well, John Williams, I guess going after a grandmother is much easier
than the police departments that help screw up this case to begin with….. If
you want to see John William’s website please visit here. You’ll
notice how the site mentions that Williams proudly defended Lorne Acquin who was
convicted of killing nine people in the worst mass murder case in Connecticut’s
history. For more information about this development in the Smolinski case Click
here. Also please visit Justice 4 Billy. To support and send well-wishes to the Smolinski Family.
The Mystery of David Paul
January 2, 1988 was a cold, bitter day and while many people were busy recuperating from celebrating the New Year, a horrible death had just occurred. While walking along a wooden path in the southern part of Meriden, a woman thought she saw a little doll wrapped in pink and white blankets nestled against a tree in an empty company parking lot. As the woman approached closer she made the startlingly discovery that it was a dead 7 1/2 pound blue-eyed, blonde haired boy. The newly born infant had died from the extreme cold in a few short hours. The boy was given the name, David Paul by a pastor at a local church. The name means beloved little man. It’s been almost twenty years, since David Paul’s lifeless body was found. It is suspected that he was abandoned by a female (most likely his mother) and police are looking to find her. There is a 20,000 dollar reward being offered in this case. If you have any information about the death and abandonment of David Paul, please call the Meriden Police Department at 203-634-3784.
Reward Offered in Death of Woman Found Murdered in House
The State of Connecticut has a $25,000 reward for information leading the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the strangulation homicide of Dawn Delvecchio. The 39-year-old woman was a mother of two and was reported missing just days before her body was found in July 26, 2005. She had been staying at a house where she was house sitting. If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to call the State Police at contact State Police at 800-842-0200.
Murder in Greenwich – CT
Greenwich is well-known as one of the richest towns in the entire country. While the Martha Moxley murder has garnered national headlines because of the convicted murderer’s connection to the Kennedy family, there is a murder of a teenaged boy who has gone unsolved. In August 31st. 1984, Matthew Margolies was last seen heading towards the woods to go fishing. His family reported he was missing and five days later his body was found in a makeshift grave under a pile of leaves. He died of multiple stab wounds. A knife was found nearby, but his fishing rod was gone. His body had been found under some leaves with dirt shoved down his throat. There is a $50,000 REWARD for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the 1984 murder of 13-year-old Matthew Margolies which occurred in the Glenville section of Greenwich, CT.
If you have information contact the Greenwich Police at 203-622-8000 or on the web at: Greenwich Police For more information about this case you can click on the link to a story by CourtTV.
Who killed this Hartford Teenager?
UPDATE: On December 5, 2008, Pedro Miranda from New Britain, CT was arrested for the murder of Mayra Cruz, Rosa Valentin, and Carmen Lopez. Mayra’s case is officially SOLVED!
On October 8, 1987, 13-year-old Mayra Cruz was last seen alive in the Asylum Hill Neighborhood of Hartford. She was a school bus stop and was seen by a witness getting into small yellow car with a young hispanic male estimated to be about 25 years old in the driver seat. A month later her lifeless body was found in a wooded area of East Windsor, a town more than fifteen miles away. She had been deceased for several weeks. The man she was last seen with was described as having dark hair which was long in the back and parted in the middle. His hair was short on the sides just above his ears.
If you have any information as to who may have killed Mayra Cruz please contact the Hartford Police Department at 860-543-8720.
Information was obtained by CT Cold Case which is a website that list the names and faces of unsolved murder victims. Click the link for additional cases in the New England area.