New York State Crime Stoppers has launched an initiative to help develop information regarding unsolved homicide cases statewide. The initiative, which includes a partnership between New York State Crime Stoppers, the New York State Police and several billboard advertising companies throughout the state. Clear Channel Outdoor, Lamar Advertising and Highway Displays have agreed to donate space on their billboards to allow posting of an appeal for information regarding several unsolved homicides around the state.
The initiative began today with the posting of an appeal for tips on a Lamar Advertising digital billboard located on Interstate 81 regarding both Sherry Schaub, a thirty year old female resident of Syracuse, N.Y found deceased on October 31, 1998 in a dry creek bed under a bridge in Pompey, Onondaga County, N.Y and Stephen Forbes, a 28 year old Baldwinsville, N.Y. resident found deceased on August 19, 1980 in a heavily wooded area off a small dirt roadway leading South off Route 20 in Lafayette, Onondaga County, N.Y. Mr. Forbes blue 1977 Dodge Pick-up truck was found in the long term parking lot at Hancock Airport in Syracuse at approximately 12:00 noon on July 8, 1980.
New York State Crime Stoppers, in cooperation with the New York State Police, Oneida, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, has offered a reward of up to $2,500 for information that directly leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of these two separate crimes. Anyone with information, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, is asked to call the NYS Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-313-TIPS (8477) or to download the New York State Crime Stoppers Mobile app and provide tips directly from their iPhone, Android phone or Blackberry. The mobile app is a free download from links on this site.