Murder of Grandmother outside Daughter’s Home remains a mystery

 

Anthonina Raibikis 1979 Murder Victim in Wolcott, CTOn the evening on June 9th, 1979. Sixty year old grandmother Anthonina Raibikis was violently attacked at the driveway of the home of her daughter in the town of Wolcott. It was only moments earlier, that she and her sister had just closed Raibikis’s  package store in nearby Waterbury.  As soon as she arrived at her daughter’s house at 545 Boundline Road, her sister was assaulted by an unknown male attacker. Her sister got away but was badly bruised. The unknown assailant then pointed a gun at the head of Raibikis who was still in the car and shot her dead. The murderer then took her purse which contained several hundred dollars and fled on foot.  The attacker (compisite sketch below) was believed to be around six feet tall, in his twenties and a white male.

Composite Sketch of Suspect in Murder of Anthonina Raibikis Wolcott, CT 1979At the time of the crime the police found cigarette butts at the scene. Twenty five years later DNA tests were run against saliva found on those cigarette butts. What Detectives found, surprised them. The DNA also matched that of a perpetrator of an still unsolved sexual assault in 1995 in the town of New Milford. To date this is the only unsolved homicide in the town of Wolcott. There is a twenty thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of conviction of the persons involved in the murder of Raibikis. If you have any information about this case you are asked to call Wolcott Police at 203-879-7612. All calls can be confidential.

Who Savagely Murdered an Older, Disabled Man in his Home?

Decapitation murder of blind 75 year old gospel singer still unsolved.It is perhaps one of the most disturbing cases of violence against an older and physically disabled person.  Robert Hollis who was legally blind and seventy five years of age, was found beheaded in his  apartment located in the city of Inglewood on Thursday afternoon by his son.  Hollis was found in his apartment in the 800 block of Glenway Drive just before 1 p.m on Thursday on June 18th, 2015.  A neighbor had called the son to report a concern that Hollis had not showed up to go shopping with the neighbor.  To make the case even more bizarre, his head has never been located. Hollis who was divorced and sang in various church choirs.  He was often referred to by  others by his nickname “Bojangles”.

Family and Police are unsure of the motive for his murder but are not sure if robbery was one because he was wearing his jewelry at the time of death.  Evidence suggests that someone may have broken into his home to commit the horrible crime.   To learn more about Robert Hollis, you can view a tribute video to him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Inglewood police at (310) 412-5246.