Syracuse Police Department
Cold CasesNovelette Yancy

Novelette Yancy



Case Number:  82-112073

Age:  21 

Height:  5’2”

Weight:  114 lbs.

Date:  Body discovered September 16th, 1982

Location:  907 S. State St., Syracuse, NY

Suspect:  Unknown





Synopsis:  The body of Novelette Yancy was discovered at her apartment in the Mulberry Square apartment complex by family members on Thursday, September 16th, 1982; the manner of death was determined to be homicide.   The discovery was made after family members responded to her apartment amid growing concern that she had not had contact with them for an unusually lengthy period of time.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Syracuse Police Department Cold Case Homicide Squad at (315) 442-5234 or by e-mail at  All tips will be kept confidential.



Contact Information
511 S. State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 442-5200
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