Friday, July 20, 2012

Edwin Alcaide arrested over murder of 19-year-old legal clerk Lissette Torres who was viciously stabbed to death in parking lot 25 years ago

A convicted sex offender was arrested yesterday and charged with the cold case murder of a 19-year-old law firm worker who was stabbed to death on New Year’s Day in 1987.

Edwin Alcaide, 53, was arrested after the NYPD Cold Case Squad matched his DNA to tissue samples they recovered from under the fingernails of victim Lisette Torres.

Alcaide, who lives in Manhattan’s East Village, has a long string of convictions and a violent past - including charges of drug dealing, rape, robbery, and attempted murder.

On New Year’s Eve a quarter of a century ago Miss Torres, a resident of Sunset Park in Brooklyn, was fighting for her life.

Earlier that night, she had called her mother, saying she was on her way to her family’s annual New Year’s Eve celebrations.

But Miss Torres never made it to the party.

She lost the struggle with her attacker, and was found stabbed to death in an auto lot under the Gowanus Expressway on New Year’s Day, still wearing her white coat and boots. Read More