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Cold Cases

Gary Townsel

Case # 42686-B
(1981)
Homicide of Gary Townsel B/M/26 

Occurred: February 7, 1981 at 6:43 p.m., at 1301 N.E. 163 Street, (163rd Street Shopping Center)

Narrative: The victim was a Correctional Officer for the State of Florida who was working an off-duty job as a plainclothes store detective for J. C. Penney. During the course of his shift the victim approached a suspected shoplifter who resisted arrest. During the physical altercation between the victim and the subject the victim was stabbed several times. The victim ultimately expired from his injuries.

The subject was described as a white male, 5'8" -5'9", 150 lbs, bushy blonde or brown hair, late to early twenties.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is requested to call Crime Stoppers at
305-471-8477, or send an email to Homicide Bureau.


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