NEW YORK – The heinous act robbed an insular community of its innocence.
And now, nearly 31 years later, clues are emerging that may finally solve a gruesome murder, and bring closure to a family’s immeasurable pain.
Thirty-one years ago, Chaim Weiss was a spunky, fun-loving and bright teenager. Today, given his Orthodox Jewish upbringing and community’s social mores, he would likely have been a grandfather. If he had lived.
On Halloween 1986, on the Jewish Sabbath, Chaim Weiss, 16, was found stabbed to death in his yeshiva dormitory bed.
Police took their investigation seriously.
The Nassau County police department assigned their most successful detectives to the case.
Ultimately, though, their efforts to solve the case proved fruitless.
Four years ago the investigation was re-opened. Tips began to emerge. Each was scrutinized and vetted.
Far from going stale, the police continue to pursue leads.
On March 25, 1994, eight years after the murder, a taunting envelope with a post card inside was sent and addressed to Chaim Weiss. The Post card read: “Know what happens to chickens when they get too old to lay Easter eggs? They Dye. Happy Easter.”
March 28 was Passover.
Who sent the letter? What are the cryptic messages? What kind of evil person would torment the family like this?
Anyone with info should call the Nassau County Police department tip line at
516- 573-7788 All calls will remain confidential.