A heartbroken family is hoping that revisiting an old case will bring new information to Crime Stoppers probing the murder of a Lackawanna man.
It was Nov. 10, 1999, that investigators were alerted to human remains found inside a burned-out trailer at Seneca Beach in Brant. The remains later were identified as those of Donald R. Mansell, 49, of Lackawanna.
Mansell was last seen the morning of Nov. 8, when he left Lackawanna to remove the trailer from the campsite. Investigators have been seeking information on Mansell's whereabouts between Nov. 7 and 10.
"His favorite place was at the lake, where he and his girlfriend . . . had a beautiful trailer and campsite," his brother, Ed Mansell, wrote to investigators recently.
It was Ed Mansell who found his brother's New York Yankees ring while sifting through the ashes at the scene.
"Hopefully, someone will remember one small detail that might help solve this case," Ed Mansell wrote, in support of the decision to feature the case again in Crime Stoppers.
If you have any information on this case or any other unsolved felony, please call Crime Stoppers coordinators at 856-5600. Callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
A re-enactment of this case will be broadcast at 6 and 11 tonight and noon tomorrow on WKBW-TV, Channel 7.