Stephen Spina, 36, planned to spend his Monday off having lunch with his girlfriend and taking his 12-year-old daughter to a Yankees game. Neither ever happened. On September 17, 2007, Stephen was stabbed to death in his Mamaroneck, NY apartment. With no signs of forced entry and nothing stolen from the home, it is very likely that Stephen knew his killer. He was last seen by a neighbor at 9:30am and was found deceased by his girlfriend around 12:30pm. Detectives received a number of leads, including information about Stephen’s tires being slashed not long before his murder. Also investigated were tips regarding prior relationships of Stephen’s and his girlfriend. Even with many leads in the case, detectives have been unable to name a suspect or rule anyone out.
Stephen Spina, a letter carrier for the Larchmont Post Office, was popular at work and at the local little league field where he umpired for a decade. Stephen’s murder rocked the small, close-knit community of Mamaroneck, NY but even more so it flipped upside down the world of his family, especially his daughter. Despite years of keeping Stephen’s case in the public eye, no arrests have been made. Stephen’s murder was recently featured on a segment of Crime Watch Daily and his family and friends raised extra reward money through a softball tournament bearing Stephen’s name.
If you have any information regarding the murder of Stephen Spina in Mamaroneck, New York, please contact the Village of Mamaroneck Detective Bureau at (914) 825-8541 or the New York State Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (866) 313-TIPS. There is a reward totaling $40,000* for information that directly leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Stephen’s murder.
*Up to $22,500 is being offered through the Stephen Spina Memorial Fund and up to $12,500 is being offered by NYS Crime Stoppers.
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