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George Seitz biography: 13 things about World War I veteran from Jamaica, New York City

George Clarence Seitz was a resident of New York, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

George Clarence Seitz
George Clarence Seitz
  1. He lived in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York.
  2. His nickname was Clarence.
  3. He was a World War I veteran.
  4. He was known to carry all his money with him, which was often thousands of dollars.
  5. He was known to be reclusive.
  6. Martin Motta and Motta’s brother owned a barbershop a few blocks away from his Jamaica home.
  7. He was 52 years older than Martin.
  8. At around 10:00 a.m. on December 10, 1976, he left his Jamaica home to go to a barbershop for a haircut. That day, Martin allegedly killed him.
  9. He was 81 years old when he was reported missing on December 15, 1976.
  10. On March 11, 2019, a woman called a detective in Queens and claimed that she witnessed how Martin cut up his body and buried him in the backyard of a house in Richmond Hill, Queens on December 10, 1976. She said she was around 10 years old at the time and she is the daughter of Martin’s then girlfriend.
  11. On March 12, 2019, his remains consisting of his pelvis and partial torso were discovered buried under concrete in the backyard of a Richmond Hill house. His body had been dismembered at the neck, shoulders and hips. His identity was not immediately confirmed.
  12. In February 2021, Othram Laboratories used advanced deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing to produce a comprehensive genealogical profile from his skeletal remains. His identity was confirmed through the combined efforts of the laboratory, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Queens District Attorney’s Office and the New York City Police Department.
  13. On November 3, 2021, a Queens grand jury indicted Martin on a second-degree murder charge over his death. Martin pleaded guilty to manslaughter on October 19, 2022 and will be sentenced on November 7, 2022.

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