Friday, April 15, 2011

Holiday Inn Fire Cold Case Re-Opened

Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter has assigned investigators Sgt. Casey Voelkl & Sgt. Patrick Welch to the 1978 arson/homicide case.

“It's 32 years old but I see that as an advantage. Maybe people are going to talk now that didn't talk, maybe give us information that they didn't.” ~~ Chief Todd Baxter.

"What's important to me about the case is that 10 innocent people were killed and there's no justice for them at this point.” ~~Sgt. Voelkl.

"That we are looking at this from a fresh perspective, we are looking at it like it just happened and we are very excited to do that." ~~ Sgt. Patrick Welch


SCATS ~~ Kudos to Baxter & GPD for their decision to move forward! This ought to really rattle the skeletons in some closets about town.


Anonymous said...

Kudos to Chief Baxter and GPD. God bless the families of those lost that night.

Anonymous said...

Maybe somebody is talking or remembers something they were told to forget. Remember who was in charge of the investigation at that time made Rahn look like a choir boy.
With the new technology available now cold case clean ups from 30-35 years ago are common. You can run but you cannot hide.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the movie Shawshank Redemption. "His judgement cometh and that right soon". An awful thing to live with all these years that is if the perp is still alive. If not hell has a special room reserved for this person.

Anonymous said...

Must be Greece has become so crime free Baxter has a surplus of investigative people to thumb through an ancient fire.

Here's a hint Baxter, the satairtower was being used to store foam mattresses. Guess where the employees were taking smoke breaks.

Swine 1 refused to believe it was anything but an arson, and swore he'd prove it was arson. Swine put all his "investigators" up in a motel and excluded the only man who knew fire science & investigation.

Anonymous said...

It just goes to show how far the corruption goes back in our town, I am sure they knew who killed 10 people back then. Who was the chief? Who was the supervisor?

Anonymous said...

I heard riley talk about this some time back

SCATS said...

To 5:23PM ~~ A couple of the Rileys are active on the Facebook page about this topic. They created it, I think.