Maine State Police seek new leads in 1975 Cassidy homicide

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AMHERST — Nearly half a century after the charred remains of a green 1971 Chrysler station wagon were found on a secluded road off Route 9, Maine State Police continue to seek information on the unsolved murder of James Cassidy.

On the morning of April 5, 1975, local authorities came upon the vehicle engulfed in flames.

Inside, they discovered the body of Cassidy, a Brookline, Massachusetts resident, who was later identified through dental records.

The investigation quickly determined that the fire was intentionally set, turning the case into a homicide inquiry.

At the time of his death, Cassidy was employed as an executive at Brookline Trust Bank and was well known for his passion for stamp collecting, operating a business in Chestnut Hill related to his hobby.

Despite the passage of time, officials have not given up on finding those responsible for Cassidy’s death.

The Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit – North, located at 198 Maine Avenue in Bangor, is asking for the public’s assistance.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to come forward and contact the Maine State Police at (207) 973-3750 or toll-free at 1-800-432-7381.

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