• New England's Unsolved: George Aleskivitch


    BURLINGTON, Mass, -- Exactly 35 years after a hit and run driver killed a young Burlington man, the family of victim George Aleskivitch is renewing efforts to find the truth of what happened.

    Shortly after midnight on Feb. 26, 1983, Aleskivitch was struck on Winn Street in Burlington at Exit 34 of Route 128. 

    Witnesses told police a burgundy car, possibly a 1981 or’ 82 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, hit Aleskivitch and dragged him for 60 feet, before speeding away from the scene onto the northbound ramp of Route 128.

    Police believe the car sustained heavy front-end damage. 

    One witness told police in addition to the driver, there was as many as three passengers in the car when it hit George Aleskivitch.

    Burlington Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney released to Boston 25's New England's Unsolved an update artist likeness of the car's driver.

    George Aleskivitch was 24 years old when he died.

    His younger brother, Jim Aleskivitch, told Boston 25's Bob Ward he is determined to see justice for George. 

    "The older I get, the more angry I get that nothing has been done," Aleskivitch said. "(My brother) was a good man. He was a good person. Nobody ever said anything bad about him, so he deserves this justice.

    Jim Aleskivitch and law enforcement authorities hope the new image, and new attention will compel someone, after all these years, to finally come forward. 

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    "A loss in a family like that, changes the family dynamic for generations, especially when it's coupled with a mystery of what happened," Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan told New England's Unsolved Bob Ward. "We may never get to a prosecution, but at least [a tipster] may be able to give [George's] family some peace of mind."

    If you have any information about the hit and run death of George Aleskivitch, you are urged to call Burlington Police at 781-270-1921.

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