New York State Police

Homicide Victim: Walkowicz, Wanda Lee
photo of homicide victim Wanda Walkowicz
Basic Information
DOB:August 4, 1961
Age:11 years old
Height:4' 7"
Weight:77 pounds
Additional Information
Last Seen:Date:
Time: about 5:15pm
Location: Rochester, N.Y.
  • On April 2, 1973 at about 5:15 pm, 11 year old Wanda Walkowicz went to the grocery store for her mother. Wanda made it to the store, purchased several items, and was last seen walking home but she did not return home. On April 3, 1973 at 10:15 am, a New York State Trooper, while on patrol, located Wanda Walkowicz's body at a rest area off of State Route 104 in Webster, N.Y.
  • This homicide and two other unsolved homicides were dubbed the Alphabet Murders and Double Initial Murders by the media, as all three cases occurred in the Rochester area. Carmen Colon, age 10, was found on November 16, 1971 in the Town of Riga, Monroe County, N.Y. and Michele Maenza, age 11, was found on November 28, 1973, in the Town of Macedon, Wayne County, N.Y. These cases have not been officially connected, however, all three cases remain open.
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Address:Troop E, Major Crimes Unit, Canadaigua, New York
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Web page posted January 5, 2006.