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Billow Of Smoke Leads To Burning Body In 1991 Norwalk Cold Case

Wainright 'Junior' Davis was found dead on Nov. 10, 1991 by a resident out for a walk in Norwalk. The Norwalk Police Department is asking for help in solving the crime.
Wainright 'Junior' Davis was found dead on Nov. 10, 1991 by a resident out for a walk in Norwalk. The Norwalk Police Department is asking for help in solving the crime. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department/Facebook

NORWALK, Conn. -- A billow of smoke led a Norwalk resident to a burning body on Nov. 10, 1991, leaving police with a cold case they are still working to solve.

The victim, Wainwright "Junior" Davis, 30, of the Bronx, was found burning in the gym locker room of the Old Ben Franklin School on Flax Hill Road on that Sunday by a resident who was out for a walk, police said.

The resident followed the smoke trail through the old school until he came to the locker room where he discovered the burning body and immediately called police. Once on scene, officers called the Norwalk Fire Department who extinguished the fire.

Davis, who was identified through fingerprints, was found with broken handcuffs on his wrists and multiple gunshots. An autopsy revealed that he had been shot before being set on fire, police said.

Information on the “street” was that Davis was involved in selling marijuana and would come up from the Bronx for drug deals, according to police.

The case remains unsolved.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Lt. Art Weisgerber at (203) 854-3028 or aweisgerber@norwalkct.org . Anonymous Internet tips can be sent through the Norwalk police website at: www.norwalkpd.com . Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing “NPD” into the text field, followed by the message and sending it to CRIMES (274637) .

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