June 23, 2016 Staff Report
The NYPD is asking Sunnysiders for help on a double homicide that has been unsolved for more than a decade.
A handful of flyers have been posted around Sunnyside asking anyone with information on the June 21, 2005 killing of Rose Gilbert and John Dalton, who were found dead at 42-09 47th Ave., to step forward.
Gilbert was an aspiring actress who shared a room with Dalton, a chauffer, according to reports from the time. Dalton was reportedly bludgeoned to death but Gilbert was stabbed. They were found dead by a third roommate.
The flyers include pictures of the two victims and state that a reward of up to $12,000 is available for information on the double homicide.
Background information on the murder is posted in smaller print at the bottom half of the flyer. One local resident told the Sunnyside Post that he mistook the campaign for information on a recent crime.
“[We] sporadically put them up to refresh [peoples’] memory,” a detective with the 108 Precinct said. “We want to still keep these cases relevant, so we put the posters up every so often.”
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477.