$11K Reward Offered in Unsolved Lancaster Murder Cold Case
The question: 'who killed James Adamski?' has gone unanswered for 38 years.
But investigators and the man's family have not given up hope that someone, knows something.
There is an $11,000 reward attached to information about Adamski's murder.
From the Crimestoppers WNY website:
"A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers Buffalo and an additional $10,000 is being offered by the Town of Lancaster Police Department for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for the murder of James Adamski. In the early morning hours of October 31, 1982, James Adamski, age 18, of View Court in Cheektowaga, was last seen during a Halloween party at a bar known as the 5&23 which was located on Transit Road just north of Walden Ave. When James left the bar, he walked down Transit Road heading in a southernly direction. The body of James was located in Lancaster off of Ransom Road in a shallow grave on December 26, 1982. James died from head trauma."
Anyone with information about the Adamski murder is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Buffalo, 716-867-6161. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Crimestoppers website or their app.
As well, if you have information regarding this case, people are asked to contact the Lancaster Police Department at (716) 683-2800 or the Erie County District Attorney's Office at (716) 858-2400.
$10,000 of the reward was put up by the Lancaster Police Department in 2017, and an additional $1000 was contributed by Crimestoppers.
Adamski disappeared after leaving a costume party at a bar on Halloween night, 1982. He was 18-years-old.
WGRZ reports investigators believed Adamski decided to walk home at the end of the night. Reports say he walked a girl home and was not seen alive again.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says police interviewed the girl and ruled her out as a suspect.
More than two months later Adamski's body was discovered by hunters on Ransom road in Lancaster.
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