Dominic Martorana Brutally Murdered 1992- Click Here to read NBC10 news
Dominic "Nicky" a forty five year old father, working for the Reading Metro Taxi Co. was savagely stabbed to death March 24th,1992 and still no one is held accountable for this unthinkablecrime.
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Nicky served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and proudly represented the Honor Guard. He was very kind and would have helped anyone. Now his family needs someone to step forward with information they have been waiting for
Nicky picked up a fare on N. 5th Street in Reading shortly before 9 PM on Tuesday, March 24th 1992 and was to travel to Wyomissing. There was no further radio contact between the cab company and the victim.
Look what they did to Nicky's cab
Skyline Drive where Nicky's cab was left on fire.
Early the next morning, March 25th 1992 @ 1:00 AM Nickys cab was found & had been set on fire along Skyline Drive & List Road Near the pagoda.
Later in the morning @ aprox. 10:45AM Nicky's body was found in the Schuylkill River in some shallow water, at the Kernsville Dam in Hamburg, Pa."
Kernsville Dam Hamburg PA
Nicky was stabbed in excess of 30 times. Police think he may have known his attacker.
This was a brutal way for a Vietnam Veteran to be treated in the United States of America.
Article dated 8/12/2012
Harry Deitz: Cold cases hot subject for new team
Dominic "Nick" Martorana, a Vietnam vet and taxi driver, was murdered in March 1992.
No immediate family member who knew Nick well was willing to do a full interview. But he had a cause he was passionate about - the plight of servicemen missing in Vietnam, and the grief of their families - and those people who worked with him on that cause became bonded in a way that was almost like family.
Linked to the Reading Eagle Article dated 8/26/2012
Reading Eagle article online dated 8/26/2012
A Memory in Honor of Dominic for the Remembrance Quilt.
"White male, medium built 5' 9" - 5' 10" tall, dark shoulder length hair & a goatee. He may have been driving an older model green pick up truck with gray primer on the left rear."
Article Dated 4/23/1992 - Read more here.
Police emphasize The smallest piece of information at this point will be very valuable. Anyone who has any information at all, no matter how seemingly insignificant is urged to come forward.
Jacket wearer sought for clues - read article dated 11/16/1992 here
Police want to question a man who wore a dark colored,gold emblazoned jacket worn by a man seen walking from the Lower Alsace Twp area where Dominic's taxi was found ablaze.
Article Dated 3/29/1992
Cabbie found slain in park
Article Dated 4/1/92 Somber farwell for cabbie
Article Dated 4/4/92 Kin recall murdered cab driver
Article Dated 4/18/1992 No tips in murder, dispite reward
What happened to Nicky's rights to LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS?
Nicky's Uncle, also named Dominic was held captive for 8 months during WWII in 1943. Nicky fought to have the highway near the Berkshire Mall named POW Memorial Hwy in honor of his Uncle. Now his Uncle visits Nicky's grave weekly and waits for an answer............. Who could have done this to the young man he raised as a son?
WWII Stalag Prison Munich & Stalag 7A Austria
One voice could answer so many questions. Speak Up and find Justice For Dominic!
15 years of fighting for Justice
WFMZ COLD CASE REPORT
1992 UNSOLVED MURDER
Someone has information about this horrible crime. The people who did this should not be allowed to walk the streets freely.
Please speak out........ This has gone on too long.
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Article Dated 9/27/1998
Cab drivers murder in 1992 still unsolved
Time does NOT erase the pain or the memories. Truth allows closure and healing. If you know anything about what happened to Nicky, Please write us. This is not an easy thing to live with. There are pay phones, computers in public libraries, and email addresses that you can write to and NO ONE would ever know your name. This is Murder - the taking of life, and not being held accountable for 18 years. Nicky's Uncle still visits his grave weekly ~ waiting for the answer. "All we can do is wait"