Cold case murder of Samuel Quentzel finally solved by 24-year-old cigarette and one tough cop

New York Daily News
It took 24 years for this cold case to thaw.

It started on Sept. 4, 1986, when the stolen 1979 Econoline van tailed Samuel Quentzel’s white Oldsmobile Cutlass from Quentzel Plumbing Supply on Throop Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant to the driveway of his home in Woodmere, L.I.