- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ONEIDA, N.Y. (AP) - State police haven’t closed the books on a murder 58 years ago at a central New York gas station.

Authorities are still trying to determine who killed 63-three-year-old Ernest Chaney in September 1958. He was an attendant working and living at a gas station on U.S. Route 20 in the Town of Eaton.

An investigation indicated that Chaney was adding oil to the engine of a customer’s car in the early morning hours when he was struck nine times on the back of the head with a blunt object.

Chaney’s wallet, with about $80 inside, was stolen. Troopers say there were no indications anything else was stolen, and no weapon was found.

Chaney never regained consciousness and later died at a Syracuse hospital.

Anyone with information can call 315-366-6000.

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