Murder in the Ivy League

One cold December evening, a Columbia University security guard is shot execution-style, with no suspect, motive or clues in sight. Twenty-seven years later, his family is still seeking answers and one retired detective is determined to solve this mystery.

It went down to eleven degrees the night of December 20, 1988. Garry Germain, a newly hired security guard, had started working for Columbia University just six weeks prior. He was stationed at the Graduate School of Journalism. After finishing dinner, and with two hours left on his shift, Germain returned to his post at Pulitzer Hall. Standing inside the lobby to escape the cold, he kept a watchful eye on the courtyard, in particular towards the entrance of Furnald Hall grocery store, which had been held up twice in the past month.

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