BROOKLINE, MA – Maine State Police are asking for help in solving a cold case involving a Brookline resident who died in a vehicle fire in Amherst on April 5, 1976.
James Cassidy, who was a senior Brookline Trust Bank executive at the time of his death and owned a stamp collecting business in Chestnut Hill, was found burned to death inside his green 1971 Chrysler station wagon on a wooded road near route 9.
An investigation determined that the vehicle fire was the result of arson. Forty-six years later, authorities are looking for more information about the fire and Cassidy’s death.
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Anyone with information about the cold case is asked to contact the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit – North at 207-973-3750 or leave a tip here.
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