05 November 2019
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE

Cold Case Tuesday: Troop G continues to investigate the 1991 disappearance and subsequent homicide of Edward “Mitt” Croley
 
State Police in New Scotland and the Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate the murder of Edward “Mitt” Croley.
 
On March 27, 1991, 14-year-old Edward “Mitt” Croley disappeared off the streets of Albany, New York in the area of Northern Boulevard and Livingston Avenue.  His disappearance was reported to the Albany Police Department.  Croley had been living with his family on Orange Street.  The night before Croley disappeared he had slept at his aunt’s house.  The next morning he said he was going to school at the Maywood School in the Town of Colonie, but reportedly never arrived. 
 
On January 8, 1992, woodcutters found Croley’s skeletal remains on private property, in a wooded area east of Route 144, approximately three miles south of NYS Thruway Exit 22 in Selkirk, NY. 
 
A forensic examination of the remains indicated a severe fracture of the right side of the skull as the result of blunt force trauma. The case was ruled a homicide.
 
Over the years, extensive interviews were conducted by the Troop G Major Crimes Unit, State Police New Scotland Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Albany Police Department.  Information was developed that the crime may be drug related.
 
The State Police Troop G Major Crimes Unit and the BCI Unit at SP New Scotland have made a concentrated effort to solve this homicide and continue to ask for the public’s assistance. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the New York State Police at 518-783-3211. Please refer to case #92-010.


 
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