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When Niagara Falls attorney James “Jimmy” LiBrize was murdered nearly 50 years ago, one of the rumors flying around was that the Mafia killed him. But according to one of LiBrize’s daughters, the most powerful Mafia leader in Western New York history – Stefano Magaddino – assured her that the mob had nothing to do with it. “My dad’s wake was at Magaddino’s funeral ho…

Buffalo

They made their chilling discovery 52 years ago, but Matthew Nasca and Patrick Borrusso remember it like it was yesterday. Finding the body of a murdered priest is not the kind of incident that anyone forgets. On March 13, 1966, Nasca, Borrusso and their buddy, James Brady, were all 12 years old, altar boys from a West Side church. They were out for a carefree Su…

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Nearly five decades later, the murder of Carol Ann Fitzmaurice still haunts retired State Police Investigator J. Thomas Stofer. Every once in awhile, his mind races back to Oct. 20, 1970, and the unanswered questions that still puzzle and distress him. Why would anyone walk into a house in Cattaraugus County farm country and brutally stab a 23-year-old nurse who had …

Crime

Christmas 1995 was supposed to be one of the best holidays ever for the Crawford family on Buffalo’s Glenwood Avenue. Relatives were arriving from several states. Some hadn’t seen their Buffalo family members in years. Ernest “Bobby” Crawford Jr., a Buffalo native who found success as a music producer in New York City, had come back to Buffalo with his wife, Etsuko, and…

Crime

Back in the late 1970s, Thomas J. Clifton was a highly respected professor in the University at Buffalo’s Music Department. Educated at three of the nation’s most prestigious universities, he was a tanned, athletic man who loved riding his 10-speed bicycle all over southern Erie County. He also enjoyed swimming and sunbathing in the nude on an isolated beach in Angola, …

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Amanda “Mandy” Steingasser was a fun-loving 17-year-old with a dazzling smile and a wide circle of friends at North Tonawanda High School. She loved animals, loved her family, loved classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and loved to party. Like many teenagers, she sometimes made mistakes in judgment. After a night of partying at several different locations, Mandy got …

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Andy Adamski hates Halloween, everything about it. He hates it because any thoughts about the fun and frolic of Halloween take him back 34 years, to the night when his older brother, James, was beaten to death in a horrific crime that still remains unsolved. James Adamski was 18 – 10 years older than Andy – the night it happened. Their family lived on View Court in C…