Murder of Dutchess County Teen Still a Mystery After 32 Years
Police are hoping for help as they continue to investigate the 32-year murder of a Hudson Valley teen.
On Monday, New York State Police out of Dutchess County announced they are still investigating the homicide of 18-year-old Clinton Leroy Elting III of the city of Poughkeepsie.
On July 22, 1987, State Police found the remains of Elting in the roadside brush off Cardinal Road in the town of Hyde Park.
Clinton Elting’s death was ruled a homicide with several gunshot wounds found to the victim’s head, police say.
According to New York State Police, events leading up to the murder of Elting began in the city of Poughkeepsie and resulted in his murder in Hyde Park. Elting was found wearing matching Bermuda flower pattern shorts and shirt containing bright red, violet, black, green, and white in the pattern. He also was wearing black sneakers with white laces.
Authorities believe Elting was murdered on July 18, 1987, which is the same night Rodney Pittmen “Dula,” was shot and wounded in the town of Poughkeepsie. Police didn't say if they believe the shootings are connected.
The State Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance to solve this homicide and bring peace to Clinton and his family. Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Winn at (845) 677-7300. Please reference case #3010058.