State Police in Troop K Continue to Investigate the 1970 Homicide of a Teenager Found in Cortlandt
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander
State Police in Troop K continue to investigate the homicide of 15-year-old Alice Lezan of Franklin Township, New Jersey. On November 14, 1970, State Police found the remains of Lezan bound with rope and inside a red sleeping bag at the bottom of a 60-foot drop near Camp Smith, off Bear Mountain Road, in Cortlandt.
In March of 1970, Lezan was first discovered by a boy walking in the woods, but his parents did not believe his story. The boy returned with friends on November 14, 1970. The boy’s parents then contacted the State Police.
Lezan’s death was ruled a homicide and she was identified using dental records.
Alice Lezan was last seen on September 26, 1969, near a hotel on West 48th Street in New York City. Lezan was wearing gray and white pants with a purple shirt. Lezan was last seen with a man believed to have tried to lure her into prostitution.
Investigators from the State Police in Cortlandt continue to ask for the public’s assistance to solve this homicide and bring and peace to Alice and her family. If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call 914-788-8044.