Carol Fitzmaurice, murdered in Allega...

Carol Fitzmaurice, murdered in Allegany 1970, unsolved?

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Since: Apr 09

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#1 Apr 10, 2009
I was living in Knapps Creek NY when this murder happened in 1970, a friend of mine knew Carol Fitzmaurice.
I remember that her husband had an alibi of being at 84 Lumber at the time of the murder (was proven false?). I think her husband was killed (suicide?) a year or 2 after; while riding his motorcycle on Route 16 into Olean, he hit a cement barrier and was killed instantly. My Dad was right behind him when it happened.
Any thoughts?
inquiry

Brampton, Canada

#2 Apr 10, 2009
I absolutely think this case can be solved through help of the community. I am noticing through working in the area that residents of that time with stature such as the historical society and area funeral homes, realty etc.. seem to have no type of information. Nor are they interested in discussing a few of the unsolved cases in the area.
Can you tell me Carols maiden name? anything would be great.

what

Tyrone, PA

#3 Apr 10, 2009
I think it was found that her husband was at work, so I dont know if he was employed at 84 lumber maybe? There were lots of rumors, If you look in the ski wing post theres some information there.
I dont know about suicide, but maybe the husband was depressed, or maybe he never gave up looking for the killer and something happened to the motorcycle... seems strange that 2 suicides surround this case and also a couple of suicides surround a couple of other deaths from the same area(involving women of aprox the same age). Lots of suicides, and not a lot of investigating... Maybe Chuck Freddy or the Sawayas know a little bit more than I. I was very young.
What

Somerset, PA

#4 Apr 29, 2009
Lets keep this post going.. Hopefully someone will remember something. Does anyone know Carols Maiden name or if she was even from allegany?
Was Dan buried with his wife?
amigobirdy

Gillette, WY

#5 Apr 29, 2009
That's all that I can remember. I have a long lost friend that now lives in Colorado, I haven't talked with her for almost 29 years or so (we lost contact). Anyway, she knew Carol, I don't know how well she knew her. My friend knew that all of Carol's kitchen appliances were pink. I have been thinking about trying to contact my friend after all of these years. If I do; I will ask her what she remembers. Has anyone asked the local law enforcement about this case?
What

Somerset, PA

#6 Apr 29, 2009
Interestingly I did try to inquire in the area, i found very tight lipped people. The Historian forgot the 70's, the librarian .. well, said never heard of it. The Times Herald has little info, and the funeral Home has nothing...
I saw another post about the ssdi and looked in there for Carol and Dan, they were not listed being born or passing in the state of NY PA or NJ, however thats as far as I have got.
anyone else?

Since: Apr 09

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Apr 29, 2009
I believe this may be Carols husband listed at http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssd...
DANIEL FITZMAURICE
DOB: 25 Apr 1944
DOD: Jul 1972
***-**-3886
What

Somerset, PA

#8 Apr 30, 2009
thats him.... thanks.. andy word or info for carol, or her maiden name? Family? or anything of the sort?
Interested

Brampton, Canada

#9 Apr 30, 2009
Interesting. Pink appliances. I have a friend who resides in franklinville that has an antique pink stove.
simplethings50

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Apr 30, 2009
I haven't found a thing about Carol. It's like she never existed.
She's not listed in any of the cemetaries in Olean.
Anyone have any access to high school yearbooks for Allegany & surrounding areas for 1964-65?
What

Somerset, PA

#11 Apr 30, 2009
I do but I cant find her, I did check pa and jersey. I dont have her maiden name though, do you?
Bob, Dans dad, passed away recenly i think, with in the last few years .
what

Somerset, PA

#12 Apr 30, 2009
amigobirdy wrote:
That's all that I can remember. I have a long lost friend that now lives in Colorado, I haven't talked with her for almost 29 years or so (we lost contact). Anyway, she knew Carol, I don't know how well she knew her. My friend knew that all of Carol's kitchen appliances were pink. I have been thinking about trying to contact my friend after all of these years. If I do; I will ask her what she remembers. Has anyone asked the local law enforcement about this case?
what about a pink stove?

Since: Apr 09

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#13 Apr 30, 2009
I just emailed the Allegany Police Dept. to ask if they have any information about this case. I couldn't find an email contact for the Sheriff for Cattaraugus County.
Maybe one of the local libraries has newspaper archvies for searching about this case.
I know that my long lost friend that lives in Colorado will know something about this case. If I remember correctly; Carol Fitzmaurice was buried in the Catholic cemtery outside of Allegany. I think the cops even staked out her grave checking to see if the killer would visit her grave.

Since: Apr 09

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#14 Apr 30, 2009
My friend in Colorado told me that all of Carol Fitzmaurice's kitchen appliances; stove, frig, etc were pink.
I really think that Carol's husband was her presumptive killer. I am trying to remember all that was said at the time.
WhaT

Somerset, PA

#15 Apr 30, 2009
wow what a coincidence on that, my friend said she got hers at a yard sale, but it was downtown olean. Anyway, if you think of anything please post. I was reading in post and heard there was an axing of sometype in Olean in the 70's. Anyone know anything about that?
Someone said the neighbors kid did it, her name was Jean but I didnt get a last name.

Since: Apr 09

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#16 Apr 30, 2009
I just received this very kind email response from the chief of police in Allegany NY.
Sue,

I remember the incident, being from Allegany all my life. I actually remember seeing the State Police vehicle go by my residence (I was in the front yard) at a good rate of speed, responding to the incident. Due to the incident occurring in the Town of Allegany the NYS Police or Cattaraugus County SheriffÂ’s Dept would be the lead police agencies conducting any investigation (as it occurred outside the village). Therefore, there are no investigative records with our agency, due to the New York State police being the lead investigating police agency. Sorry I could not help you further.



Chief Papasergi

Since: Apr 09

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#17 Apr 30, 2009
Does anyone remember the terrible sniper shooter/killings in Olean, NY? I think it was in '74 or maybe '75. Some brilliant but deranged kid went up to the 3rd floor of Olean High School and just started shooting people. I think he killed 3 or more. No motive. Then the crazy kid was able to kill himself in jail that same year or so. I was working at Burger King in Olean, NY when it happened. I think we were all so young and innocent at the time; it just didn't seem real. I remember worrying about Dad; he drove a type of delivery van at the time. One of the innocent people gunned down was a middle-aged man driving a delivery van. With diligence; information about this case can be found on the net.
I don't remember a hatchet murder.
simplethings50

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Apr 30, 2009
Dec. 30, 1974



Location: Olean, NY
Suspect: Anthony Barbaro - 17 years, White, Male

Victim(s):

Killed
Earl Metcalf, 63 Neal Pilon, 58 Carmen Wright, 25

Wounded
Albert Abdo, 37 Wayne Dutton Wayne Dutton's son
Herbet Elmore, 37 William Fromme, 35 David Grosse, 28
Raymon Limerick, 40 Joseph Snopkowski, 55 Earl Weidt, 23
George Williams Julius Wright, 12

Weapon: 30-06 rifle with a new telescopic sight, shotgun

Summary:

According to THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE of January 5, 1975 Anthony Barbaro left his house on December 30, 1974 telling his 10-year-old brother Chris that he was going target shooting. Tony carried his 30-06 rifle with a new telescopic sight, but instead of going target shooting he drove to Olean High School, arriving at 2:50PM.

Paul Pancio and his young friend threw snowballs at the car, but Tony ignored them. When he got out of the car he left the motor running. The school was closed for the holidays, but he entered through a side door. Two girls saw him and followed him up to the third floor student council room, noticing that he carried two guns. They left as Tony was trying to open the locked door. Not succeeding, he shot out the lock, set off a smoke bomb in the hall, entered and shut the door. The school custodian approached and Tony, seeing him through the glass, shot him in the heart. A fire alarm went off. Whether Tony or the custodian had set it off no one knew for sure.

Tony then stationed himself at the window and began firing. He shot a 25-year-old divorced mother of four driving by in her car. He killed a 58-year-old gas meter reader. Then, as the firemen approached, Tony began to mow them down. Twelve others were wounded by gunshot or broken glass.

It wasn't until more than 100 state and local police arrived and a police bullhorn bellowed repeatedly, "Man in the school--surrender." that Tony dropped his shotgun and rifle to the ground. It was 4:30 P.M. The police approached the upstairs room cautiously and threw a tear gas grenade through the window. They found Tony on the floor coughing from the fumes despite the fact that he was wearing a mail order gas mask.

When a school guard, Michael Barbaro, saw Tony's face he cried out, "Oh, my God, that's my nephew."

It was unbelievable. Tony was an honor student, a scholarship winner, a member of the National Honor Society, a lover of reading, a big brother of a close-knit family of six. He helped his younger sisters and brothers and had never caused any trouble. He worked 20 hours a week as a bus boy in the same restaurant where his mother was a chashier, and where he was always prompt and ready to help. Tony had hoped to be a scientist or engineer.

According to his English teacher Tony was brilliant and considerate. Neither guidance counselors nor teachers indicated any problem. He taught other students about gun safety. Tony's uncle said, "To me, he was a perfect kid. All I can say is, something snapped."

It was reported he was wearing headphones playing "Jesus Christ Superstar."


Disposition: Hung himself while awaiting trial.
Paul

AOL

#19 May 1, 2009
simplethings50 wrote:
Dec. 30, 1974
Location: Olean, NY
Suspect: Anthony Barbaro - 17 years, White, Male
Victim(s):
Killed
Earl Metcalf, 63 Neal Pilon, 58 Carmen Wright, 25
Wounded
Albert Abdo, 37 Wayne Dutton Wayne Dutton's son
Herbet Elmore, 37 William Fromme, 35 David Grosse, 28
Raymon Limerick, 40 Joseph Snopkowski, 55 Earl Weidt, 23
George Williams Julius Wright, 12
Weapon: 30-06 rifle with a new telescopic sight, shotgun
Summary:
According to THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE of January 5, 1975 Anthony Barbaro left his house on December 30, 1974 telling his 10-year-old brother Chris that he was going target shooting. Tony carried his 30-06 rifle with a new telescopic sight, but instead of going target shooting he drove to Olean High School, arriving at 2:50PM.
Paul Pancio and his young friend threw snowballs at the car, but Tony ignored them. When he got out of the car he left the motor running. The school was closed for the holidays, but he entered through a side door. Two girls saw him and followed him up to the third floor student council room, noticing that he carried two guns. They left as Tony was trying to open the locked door. Not succeeding, he shot out the lock, set off a smoke bomb in the hall, entered and shut the door. The school custodian approached and Tony, seeing him through the glass, shot him in the heart. A fire alarm went off. Whether Tony or the custodian had set it off no one knew for sure.
Tony then stationed himself at the window and began firing. He shot a 25-year-old divorced mother of four driving by in her car. He killed a 58-year-old gas meter reader. Then, as the firemen approached, Tony began to mow them down. Twelve others were wounded by gunshot or broken glass.
It wasn't until more than 100 state and local police arrived and a police bullhorn bellowed repeatedly, "Man in the school--surrender." that Tony dropped his shotgun and rifle to the ground. It was 4:30 P.M. The police approached the upstairs room cautiously and threw a tear gas grenade through the window. They found Tony on the floor coughing from the fumes despite the fact that he was wearing a mail order gas mask.
When a school guard, Michael Barbaro, saw Tony's face he cried out, "Oh, my God, that's my nephew."
It was unbelievable. Tony was an honor student, a scholarship winner, a member of the National Honor Society, a lover of reading, a big brother of a close-knit family of six. He helped his younger sisters and brothers and had never caused any trouble. He worked 20 hours a week as a bus boy in the same restaurant where his mother was a chashier, and where he was always prompt and ready to help. Tony had hoped to be a scientist or engineer.
According to his English teacher Tony was brilliant and considerate. Neither guidance counselors nor teachers indicated any problem. He taught other students about gun safety. Tony's uncle said, "To me, he was a perfect kid. All I can say is, something snapped."
It was reported he was wearing headphones playing "Jesus Christ Superstar."
Disposition: Hung himself while awaiting trial.
You need to get your facts straight BIG TIME.

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#20 May 1, 2009
I am confused regarding the last post by Paul -AOL.

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