A crime that happened in Utica in the 80s maybe?

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Carol W

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Im from the utica area, now living in syracuse. I remember a murder from I think it was the 80s. A boy named.....I think it was johnny bell? was found murdered. I cant find any news stories on it. I lived in the cornhill area when this happened, you would think there would be some kind of story somewhere. Does anyone else remember this?
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Jul 14, 2008
 
Carol W wrote:
Im from the utica area, now living in syracuse. I remember a murder from I think it was the 80s. A boy named.....I think it was johnny bell? was found murdered. I cant find any news stories on it. I lived in the cornhill area when this happened, you would think there would be some kind of story somewhere. Does anyone else remember this?
Was this around 1982? I remember a boy from cornhill that was kidnapped. I think (not sure) that he was found in his uncle's basement. It's been a long time. I'm fuzzy on the details.
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Jul 14, 2008
 
yeah that sounds like it, they found his body in a basement.
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Jul 14, 2008
 
Yes , it happened in 1982 , he was found in his Uncle's basement , corner of Howard & Eagle , I believe.
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Jul 14, 2008
 
Carol W wrote:
Im from the utica area, now living in syracuse. I remember a murder from I think it was the 80s. A boy named.....I think it was johnny bell? was found murdered. I cant find any news stories on it. I lived in the cornhill area when this happened, you would think there would be some kind of story somewhere. Does anyone else remember this?
Yes he was found in the basement of a vacant three story apartment bldg 2 months after he was killed. It was on the corner of Howard and Eagle. His killer was convicted and sent to prison.
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Jul 14, 2008
 
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Yes he was found in the basement of a vacant three story apartment bldg 2 months after he was killed. It was on the corner of Howard and Eagle. His killer was convicted and sent to prison.
Correct, I was on the job during this time. His killer was arrested do to a forensic exam on the murder weapon a 22 cal sawed off rifle, which kill a innocent person driving a car in the 1100 block of Howard Avenue and the sniper like shooting of a mailman on his route. The ballistic's matched all three incidents and was located on the killer in Washington Cts.
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Jul 15, 2008
 
A fellow named Napoleon Jackson is doing time for this crime I beleive....
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Jul 15, 2008
 
I remember it too.....I was a kid at the time and it dominated the local evening news, and rightly so....his name was Johnny LEE Bell....I can still see the photograph of him that they always used to show....a school picture of him with his hair all in braids....cute little kid....he was missing for a long time and then they finally found him. The poor kid had been shot in the head. It really rattled me because I couldn't believe that someone would and could actually kill a little innocent kid.
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Jul 15, 2008
 
What was the motive for killing him?
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Jul 15, 2008
 
I thought that maybe they thought he had witnessed something....I can't really remember and I'm not sure if they ever really found out.
are u sure

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Jul 15, 2008
 
there was no such thing lady ur wrong
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Jul 15, 2008
 
What are you talking about, the death of this kid or the motive??? Like I said, I wasn't sure if THAT was the motive, but it was definitely mentioned as a possible one when they first found his body......And don't call me lady!
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Jul 16, 2008
 
sorry what do u want me to call u sir lol only joking
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Were payin for that lil boys killer in jail..Yup our tax money hard at work...He gets 3 hot meals a day a bed and tv with hbo...WTF...Just fry his a**
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Jul 17, 2008
 
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Were payin for that lil boys killer in jail..Yup our tax money hard at work...He gets 3 hot meals a day a bed and tv with hbo...WTF...Just fry his a**
No HBO
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Jul 17, 2008
 
but u dont know for sure
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Jul 19, 2008
 
Haydroo how the hell do you know????????? I work for the state i know...
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Jul 19, 2008
 
Joe g wrote:
Haydroo how the hell do you know????????? I work for the state i know...
Shut the fk up man.
My brother is a Corrections Officer.
Now go jump in a lake will ya.
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Jul 19, 2008
 
Your brother is not you..like I said i am so i know what they have..Do you? no so u shut the F**k up
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Jul 19, 2008
 
Joe g wrote:
Your brother is not you..like I said i am so i know what they have..Do you? no so u shut the F**k up
No HBO
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