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Boise Police, Victim's Family Hope Someone Who 'Struggled With Their Silence' Will Step Forward With Info on Cold Case

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Oney Leiby, 62, was murdered on April 20, 1977 while working as a night watchman at Thriftway Lumber in Boise. - COURTESY BOISE POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Courtesy Boise Police Department
  • Oney Leiby, 62, was murdered on April 20, 1977 while working as a night watchman at Thriftway Lumber in Boise.


Boise police are looking for the public's help in trying to crack a nearly four decade-old cold case.

It was on April 20, 1977 when 62-year-old Oney Leiby was killed sometime during his shift as a night watchman at Thriftway Lumber in Boise. At the time, police said, several possible subjects had been interviewed but no one was arrested in connection to Leiby's murder.

More than 39 years later, Leiby's family is hoping someone who may know something about the murder, and "perhaps has struggled with their own silence" will step forward with information. 

Boise police detectives urge anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Calls can remain anonymous. The public can also leave a tip at 343COPS.com.