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Mystery Murderer Hunted Cops Clueless On 1992 Homicide

By Joan Ward George

Mystery Murderer Hunted
Cops Clueless On 1992 Homicide


LOUANN CARDONE YOUSEF
Murdered in the Arverne section of Rockaway on March 7, 1992, Mrs. Yousef’s killer(s) has eluded apprehension. Anyone with information relative to this homicide case is asked to call the CRIMESTOPPERS Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
LOUANN CARDONE YOUSEF Murdered in the Arverne section of Rockaway on March 7, 1992, Mrs. Yousef’s killer(s) has eluded apprehension. Anyone with information relative to this homicide case is asked to call the CRIMESTOPPERS Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Louann Cardone Yousef of Yonkers was found shot to death on March 7, 1992, her neatly clad, fully dressed body dumped in an overgrown stretch of property at Beach 65 street near the boardwalk.

From day one this homicide case has left police virtually clueless, and they have recently beefed up the investigation and have now classified the unknown perp or perps responsible for Yousef’s death as "Most Wanted Fugitives From Justice".

According to Detective Thomas Dolan of the 100 Precinct Detective Squad, Yousef, a 34 year old married working woman, was last seen by a co-worker from the Centerplex Movie Theater in Fresh Meadows, Queens at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7. Yousef was observed getting into her White 1997 Camaro heading eastbound on the Long Island Expressway in the direction of her residence.

Yousef, who had no known prior connection to Rockaway, was found shot to death by a passerby heading to the boardwalk at approximately 11 a.m. Detectives investigating the homicide found her car parked on MacClean avenue very close to her home in Yonkers. According to police, Yousef’s car was clean, with no indication that foul play had taken place inside the vehicle.

Was she picked up by someone, having willingly left her neighborhood? Was she taken against her will and driven to Rockaway where she was killed?

Police say that the crime lab results indicate that she was killed at the Beach 65 street crime scene and not just "dumped" there. The entire incident remains a mystery.

Yousef’s mother has never given up on finding her daughter’s killer and is in constant contact with police authorities. She is asking for any witnesses to come forward to help put closure on her daughter’s death and to bring the guilty party or parties to justice.

Anyone with any knowledge of this homicide is encouraged to call Detective Dolan at the 100 Precinct Detective Squad at 718-318-4222. Information can also be supplied to the NYPD CRIMESTOPPERS Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. Information about the crime that leads to the arrest and indictment of a "Most Wanted" fugitive can result in a $2,000 reward. All information can be kept confidential. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.


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