Police Continue to Investigate 1970 Murder of a 15-Year Old
The New York State Police are continuing to investigate the 1970 homicide of a teen found in Cortlandt.
The remains of 15-year-old of Alice Lezan of Franklin Township, New Jersey were found November, 15, 1970, bound with rope and inside a red sleeping bag at the bottom of a 60-foot drop near Camp Smith, off Bear Mountain Road, in Cortlandt.
In March of 19070, Lezan was discovered by a boy walking in the woods, but his parents did not believe his story. The bot returned with friends on November, 15, 1970, and that's when his parents contacted the police.
Lezan's death was ruled a homicide and she was identified by using dental records.
Alice Lezan was last seen on September 26, 1969, near a hotel on West 48th Street in New York City. Lezan was wearing gray and white pants with a purple shirt, and was with a man believed to have tried to lure her into prostitution.
Early in the investigation, other prostitutes told investigators that Alice went home. It is not believed that Alice was ever a prostitute.
Investigators is continuing to ask for the public's assistance to bring peace to Alice and her family.
If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call 845-677-7300.