Syracuse Police Department
Cold CasesRalph Balfoort

Ralph Balfoort

Date of Occurrence: August 28, 1966
Location of Occurrence: Morningside Reservoir
Report: 66-000579
Synopsis:  The Syracuse Fire Department responded to the Morningside Reservoir for a report of a vehicle which had crashed and was possibly on fire. Ralph Balfoort was located deceased inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed he had been shot.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Syracuse Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222, the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223 or by e-mail at All tips will be kept confidential.



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