IN ONE of the most tony towns in America, murder reared it's ugly head in September 1984 and to this day, the case remains colds. Matthew Margolies was just 13 and lived in the Pemberwick area of Greenwich when he was found murdered on Sept. 5, 1984--five days after he vanished. Over the years cops have identified as many as eight suspects in the cold-blooded killing but there have been no arrests and many fear there never will be because of moneyed families that inhabit the area.
A spokesman for the Greenwich Police Department said: "Well, we have some leads we are following, there are some leads that have to be followed. We are still receiving information from people." He declined to comment on the number of suspects or what the leads or evidence is.On Aug. 31, 1984 Margolies went fishing, something he did a lot of. He was last seen in the early evening. A woman who lived in nearby apartments told cops she heard the screams of what appeared to be a young person around 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. That helped police to conclude that was around the time the killing took place. Matthew had been stabbed repeatedly, strangled and suffocated, with dirt forced down his throat, according to the coroner's report. Detectives believed the killer likely knew Matthew and probably lived nearby.
Margolies' mother, Maryann, said despite the passage of time, she remains optimistic police will solve the case. She said: "I am still hopeful that an arrest will be made at some time." MORE ON THE MATTHEW MARGOLIES MURDER