Late last week I received a call from a man named Jesse who wanted to see if The Record could help him on two things.
He had just read an article on Hazel Dingman, 84, who was found dead in her Downing Avenue home last week. The circumstances around the case have not been fully disclosed t0 the public, but you can read between the lines and infer it was a particularly brutal attack.
Jesse said he wanted to get involved any way he can and offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Before he hung up he added he had been shot in 1980 and no one had ever been arrested. For that case, he is offering $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Jesse says he was shot Dec. 15, 1980 at what was then Hudson Gas Station on Charter Way. It’s near where Pep Boys is today.
I won’t give away his cell phone number to prevent him from getting flooded with calls, but feel free to send tips in either case to firstname.lastname@example.org