Although his death took place five years ago, Larchmont postal worker Stephen Spina's family continues to look for his killer.
On Sept. 17, 2007, 36-year-old Spina was found murdered in his apartment on 300 Richbell Rd., in a complex near Mamaroneck High School. He left behind a 12-year-old daughter and four siblings, among other family members.
As Spina's sister, Christine Foley, writes in a statement sent to the press: "The local police have done everything they can to try to follow leads, but after five years they are no closer to solving this crime. We all thought for sure this case would have been solved pretty quickly, especially with all of the coverage we received. We even partnered with Crime Stoppers of NY in the hopes that their name and reputation would help us. They held a press conference on the second anniversary of his murder to announce their partnership and announce the reward. But even they haven’t been able to do anything more for us."
Foley, along with one of Spina's friends, holds an annual softball tournament in July to raise money for the reward, which is currently $35,000 for information that leads directly to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Spina's death.
"We are at a loss. I promised my mother and Stephen’s daughter that I wouldn’t stop fighting for them. I want my mother to have peace. His daughter (who is now almost 18) deserves to know who took her father from her. My heart breaks that I can’t do more for them to bring them peace," said Foley.
The murder of Jennifer Katz in December, 2010 has been the only other murder in the village since Stephen's death.
Anyone with information on the murder should contact the Village of Mamaroneck Detective Bureau at (914) 825-8541 or the New York State Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-313-TIPS.