[Update] Police Ask Stamford Public To Help Them Find Killer

Police turn to the public for help tracking down the person responsible for the death of a 50-year-old laundromat worker.

Police asked the public on Wednesday to assist them in catching a murderer.

On Tuesday, the body of 50-year-old James "Jimmy" Decrescenzo was where he worked from open to close, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., everday, according to friends and neighbors.

Lt. Diedrich Hohn gave an update on the situation they are currently facing as they track down the killer who took the life of a beloved neighborhood fixture.

"The video cameras were not operational [inside the facility,] which is unfortunate," said Hohn. "But today, we're out there again, canvasing the area, checkign with the surrounding businesses, seeing who can provide information about the comings-and-goings of the area between 12:00 a.m. and 1:20 a.m."

Hohn said finding leads can be tough, but the lack of functional video equipment—while unfortunate—didn't deter police.

"We're asking the community for help, but we've got hours of video tape to review from the surrounding area," Hohn said.

According to the lieutenant, the autopsy was scheduled for today, but he didn't expect anything crazy to be revealed. To him, this was clearly a cold-blooded killing and he's hoping the community can help put away whomever is responsible.

"He was well liked among the community," Hohn said. "We've had a lot of outpouring of support, but nothing concrete."


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