Reward Offered In Unsolved Murder Of Pleasantville Firefighter

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A reward is being offered for information regarding the 1996 murder of Pleasantville firefigher. Tom Dorr. Photo Credit: File

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- New York State Crime Stoppers and Westchester County police are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of Pleasantville volunteer firefighter Tom Dorr 18 years ago, according to a press release.

On Jan. 8, 1996, Dorr’s bludgeoned body was discovered in the snow in Graham Hills Park. Dorr planned to report to the firehouse on Washington Avenue the previous day to be on stand-by duty during a blizzard but was never seen alive again.

An annual vigil was held for Dorr in Grant Hills Park on Monday evening.

Citizens with pertinent information into the murder of Tom Dorr are asked to call the hotline at 1-866-313-TIPS or visit the Crime Stoppers website, http://www.nyscrimestoppers.org, and use the links to download the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile App to their iPhone, Android or Blackberry.

Citizens can call the hotline directly or send an email tip or photo tip through the app. Information provided through the app is also anonymous. The hotline and the Crime Stoppers app can receive tips in English and Spanish.

Kieran O’Leary, a spokesman for the county police, said there are no new tips in the nearly two-decade case. He said Crime Stoppers generally offers rewards to help solicit tips and fresh leads in an investigation.

Anyone who would like more information about New York State Crime Stoppers may may visit the website and/or follow on Facebook or Twitter.

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