Episode 2: Police search area, respond to tips, but no arrests

Groton Town Police stop motorists on Thomas Road March 17, 1995 seeking tips regarding the murder of William Spicer, who's body was found the day before at the Sparkle Lake Christmas Tree Farm. (File Photo)
Groton Town Police stop motorists on Thomas Road March 17, 1995 seeking tips regarding the murder of William Spicer, who's body was found the day before at the Sparkle Lake Christmas Tree Farm. (File Photo)

William Spicer Jr. was stabbed to death on March 15, 1995, on his Christmas tree farm in Groton. He was found dead inside his tan Ford Taurus on a dirt road at the 27-acre Sparkle Lake Christmas Tree Farm. He had been stabbed multiple times in the neck and abdomen.

In the days after his murder, a helicopter flew overhead and police dogs ran through the trees. Police looked in storm drains and trash bins nearby for a murder weapon and stopped motorists on Thomas Road seeking tips. Five days after the murder, divers searched an irrigation pond near the 13th hole of the Trumbull Golf Course.

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