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Monday July 8th, 2013

Posted at 5:14pm

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Windsor Police are looking to the public to help crack an old cold case.

Police say that on the morning of March 23rd, 1989, Adrian Verstraeten, 43-years-old, was found deceased in his home at 2689 Jefferson Service Road.

He was discovered by an employee as he had not arrived at work for several days. Verstraeten was the owner and sole proprietor of Trico Masonry. He was found on the floor of his residence and was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. Verstraeten was last seen alive on the evening of March 17th, 1989 at his residence by a long time friend.

Verstraeten lived alone. He was separated from his wife at the time of the murder. He had two daughters at the time of the murder, a 17-year-old and an 11-year-old. Verstraeten was known to be involved in the drug trafficking business and was known in those circles to keep large sums of money in his residence.

His residence was broken into two days prior to the murder, and there was a sum of money stolen from his residence during the murder. A large sum of money was located by police in the residence during the homicide investigation. Robbery is a possible motive for the homicide.

Police ask that if you have any information on this unsolved crime, to call them at 519-255-6700, extension 4390 or contact Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).

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