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Slain Red Cross worker honored by Ithaca mayor

A Cornell graduate and Ithaca resident who was killed 30 years ago while working at an American Red Cross shelter has received a day in his honor in a proclamation last week made by Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick.

Saturday, February, 11, has been designated “David Malcom Day” in Ithaca, exactly 30 years to the day when his body was found in the American Red Cross shelter office, then located at 717 W. Court St. in Ithaca. The case, which remains unsolved, was re-opened in 2015 although no arrests have been made. David W. Malcom was 26.

“David displayed an unwavering commitment to the well being of every person he encountered,” the proclamation reads. “David counseled young people contemplating suicide to share their suffering and seek support from others.”

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