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State Police Still Investigating 1986 Homicide Of Carolyn Smith

Cold Case Tuesday: State Police continue the search for the suspect in a 1986 homicide.

State Police in Brentwood continue to investigate the homicide of Carolyn Smith.

On Friday, March 07, 1986, the New York State Police were alerted to a body by a tow truck operator looking for a disabled vehicle, eastbound on the Southern State Parkway, east of 5thAve in Bayshore.  The tow operator observed the body of an African American female lying in the snow in a wooded area just off the south shoulder of the Parkway.
The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was Carolyn Smith, 29 years old, from 98 Orange Street, Central Islip, NY.  Carolyn Smith was the victim of a homicide, she had been stabbed multiple times.
Interviews at the time determined Smith was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation in New York City and would commute to work in a 1985 white Ford LTD station wagon.  Smith was last seen the previous night, March 06, 1986, at an apartment of a co-worker in the Bronx, NY.  Smith left the apartment at approximately 11:00PM and was heading to Newark Airport.
On April 08, 1986, Smith’s Ford station wagon was located at the Taft Housing Projects, 114thStreet and Park Ave, Manhattan, NY.
Numerous interviews and hundreds of leads have been followed over the past 33 years.  The investigation is still active.
Carolyn Smith was described as 5’07, 142 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.  Carolyn was the mother of two young children.  She was known to frequent Huntington Station, as well as NYC.  The investigation is ongoing and the State Police are requesting that anyone who may have information concerning this investigation to call (631)-756-3300.  Calls can remain confidential.

Reader Comments (1)

To say that I am in shock that the murder of one of my best friends and co-worker has not been solved after 33 years, is an understatement. I cannot believe it.
I worked with Carolyn Smith at Digital Equipment for many years. We were close both at work and after work.
I was heart broken when she was murdered and it was so devastating.
I hope somehow they solve her murder. She was such a beautiful person both on the outside and inside. She was a caring mother who worked really hard to support her children. I miss her after all these years.
Mon, September 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Marano

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