CNY Cold Case Files – The Murder Of Lucy Dade Forrester
Did you know the New York State Police are still investigating a 52 year old murder case in Frankfort?
In 1964, 69-year-old Lucy Dade Forrester was found brutally murdered in her store in Frankfort, and the case has yet to be solved.
The story goes like this:
Lucy owned the shop that sold a little bit of everything(variety shop), and lived by herself in the apartment upstairs.
She was known to open the shop and help out customers at all hours of the day and even at night if someone in need knocked.
But there was a rumor that Lucy kept a stash of money somewhere in the store. Nobody knew how much, but hidden cash is generally not just a few bucks.
This is what police have been basing their investigation on since February, 1964, when Lucy was found beaten and strangled in her store on South Litchfield st.
The store had been ransacked, torn apart from top to bottom, and it looked as if the rumored money was the motive for both the tossing of the store and Lucy's death.
Now over 50 years later, State Troopers are trying to bring closure to Lucy's murder and bring a suspect to justice, even if it happens to be posthumously.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Senior Investigator Reece S. Treen of the Troop D Major Crimes Unit at 315-366-6003.
All calls can remain confidential.