Inside the Evidence Preview: Double murder in Irondequoit

June 28, 2018 12:06 PM

News10NBC is taking you Inside the Evidence. We're going where you can't: inside police investigations of unsolved murders. 

This case involves of a couple brutally killed in Irondequoit nearly 40 years ago. For the people who worked on this case, it's one they'll never forget. Now investigators hope new forensic tests could catch the killer. 


It happened in a quiet Irondequoit neighborhood. It was May 4, 1980. Twenty-eight-year-old Bonnie Maykovich and her 42-year-old boyfriend Tom Tabor were found dead in their home on Shelford Road.

They had both been beaten and shot. A butcher knife was also buried in Bonnie's chest. Their bodies were found lying next to each other near the fireplace in the living room.  

"There've been no answers to such a brutal unnecessary case, and we still haven't come in 38 years to be able to find a legitimate suspect," said Irondequoit Police Captain Mark Bean. 

News10NBC also spoke with retired State Supreme Appellate Judge Joe Valentino. He was a prosecutor for the Monroe County District Attorney's Office at the time and responded to the scene. For the first time, he talks about the crime he can't forget and the question no one has answered. Who killed this couple?

Watch Nikki Rudd's Inside the Evidence report, including never before seen pictures from inside the home, Thursday night at 5 on News10NBC. 


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