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Episode #50: Keith John Polerecki - Murdered (1996)

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

In the summer of 1996 Keith's family thought he had simply taken a last minute vacation. That's why no one reported him missing for almost a week. Just two days after his father reported him missing Keith was found near a rail yard, beaten to death with a metal pipe. It was clear by the level of decomposition that Keith had been dead since shortly after the last time his dad has spoken to him. So what happened? Who would have wanted Keith Polerecki dead?





Keith John Polerecki


Birth: Oct 18, 1964 - Death: Aug 8-Aug 11, 1996


Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Male


Height: Unknown - Weight: Unknown


Hair Color: Brown - Eye Color: Brown


Hometown: Pittston, PA (Luzerne County)




Crime Scene: Body found near Coxton Rail Yard in Duryea in Luzerne County, crime possibly happened at a secondary location



Last Known Location Alive: Home or work by his father, Keith Sr.



Injury Description: Broken ribs, beaten with metal pipe



Suspect Description: None



DNA: Yes


Fingerprints: Unknown



If You have any information you are asked to call state police at the Wilkes-Barre barracks or PA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-3080. Remember you can always remain anonymous.



CASH REWARD: None







Sources:

https://www.timesleader.com/archive/68891/stories-long-wait-for-justice230920

https://www.timesleader.com/archive/894374/keith-polerecki-aug-14-1996-keith-john-polerecki-of-broad-street-pittston-was-found-dead-wednesday-evening-at-the-coxton-rail-yards-duryea

https://www.pahomepage.com/news/i-team/i-team-police-continue-search-for-clues-in-unsolved-murder-of-duryea-man-25-years-after-his-death/

https://www.officer.com/investigations/news/10833296/family-police-seek-clues-into-1996-cold-case-of-keith-polerecki

https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/family-police-seek-clues-into-1996-cold-case/article_853734f3-0cee-55db-92d2-3e4ebfe37464.html

https://www.newspapers.com/image/438717859/?terms=keith%20polerecki&match=1

https://www.ancientfaces.com/person/keith-j-polerecki-birth-1964-death-1996/25653977

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https://www.newspapers.com/image/529594334/?terms=%22tracy%20tonkin%22&match=1

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