Revisiting Buffalo's unsolved murder cases.
Police said Ja'haira Taylor, the sweet and cuddly toddler whose smile brought joy to family members, had been fatally injured in her mother’s apartment in the 400 block of Clinton Street in Buffalo.
Many people in Cherry Creek, a rural community where Nelson Nobles and his family are very well-known, remain shaken by the crime.
More than 25 years later, no one has ever been charged with bombing the home of Holley’s mayor, Leslie “Bud” Passino.
The victim was shot four times at close range at his Allentown hair salon, and "whoever shot this man was very angry with him," a cop said at the time of the 1979 slaying.
On a frosty winter night 35 years ago, an off-duty New York State trooper struck up a conversation with 21-year-old Leichia Reilly in a popular West Seneca nightclub. Witnesses saw them walk out of the old Pierce Arrow nightclub together around 3 a.m., according to West Seneca police. The trooper, identified by police as Daniel D. Rose, walked back
Three people – a retired judge, a retired police officer and an attorney – allege the investigation into Msgr. Francis O’Connor’s murder was shut down when another priest emerged as a potential
Oct. 18 will mark the 40-year anniversary of the tragic death of James E. “Chick” Hewson, a champion rower and former Olympic race walker, at the hands of robbers. His killers were never
Olean nurse Carol Ann Fitzmaurice, 23, was brutally stabbed to death in her rural home in the middle of the day. The unsolved crime haunts retired police investigator J. Thomas Stofer to this
The death of Sheila A. Burke didn’t draw much public attention when she disappeared and died more than 28 years ago, but her family hopes a $10,000 reward gets them answers at
The naked body of a young woman, found in the Alabama swamps in 1983, was identified in 2014 as Shari Lynne Ball. State police say she may have been murdered by serial killer Christopher
Depew senior James Adamski was last seen walking home on Transit Road after attending a Halloween party at a bar. His body, brutally beaten, was found nearly two months later by rabbit
It was just an ordinary day – March 7, 1980 – on the construction site of the Buffalo’s Metro Rail project. Until William “Billy the Kid” Sciolino got a telephone call. When he stepped into a construction trailer and picked up the phone, a team of masked gunmen appeared in the doorway behind him. Some crouched, others stood. They all blasted
Family of store manager killed in arson in 2001 at the former Rosa’s furniture store on Sheridan Drive in Amherst are still searching for answers.
Members of a Buffalo Police Cold Case Squad are still hoping to solve the murder of Ernest “Bobby” Crawford Jr., a music producer and Buffalo native who died while visiting family in Buffalo. He left behind a wife and three young
UB music professor Thomas J. Clifton was found naked, face down, with 30 stab wounds on what is now Bennett Beach. No arrest was ever made in what police believe was not a random
Twenty-three years later, friends still mourn the girl they remember as a kind and thoughtful friend. And the long-unsolved case still haunts North Tonawanda
- By Dan Herbeck, Karen Robinson
James Adamski, 18, left his home Oct. 30, 1982, to attend a Halloween Eve party at a bar in Depew. His body was found by hunters Dec. 26. He had been beaten to
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Carl J. Rizzo’s death ignited major headlines in Buffalo in February 1980, and something that happened about a month earlier made it an even bigger story.