Police Continue To Investigate 1971 Hudson Valley Restaurant Murder
Local police are hoping for help and released more information as they continue to investigate a 1971 murder.
On January 10, 1971, New York State Police responded to the former Cattle Car Restaurant, located on State Route 22 between the Towns of Wingdale and Pawling, to investigate an apparent homicide.
Emile R. Zaniboni, 49, of Pawling, , who owned the restaurant, was found dead in the bar area of the eatery by his wife and daughter.
The restaurant appeared to be in disarray; bar stools had been turned over and coin boxes had been removed from the juke box and cigarette machines, police say.
An investigation revealed that Zaniboni died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.
Zaniboni was last seen at the restaurant the night before his murder by another employee.
Authorities continue to actively investigate the murder. A number of leads have been followed up, but haven’t solved the homicide, officials say.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Dover by calling (845) 677-7300 or (845)877-3660. Please refer to SJS # 3025018. All calls may be kept confidential.