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Letter: Wilton Police Haven't Given Up Yet

WILTON, Conn. – The following is a letter from Wilton Police Chief Michael Lombardo regarding the investigation of 13-year-old Nicholas Parisot’s death.

It has been nearly four years since the tragic death of Nicholas Parisot occurred, leaving an open wound that has not yet healed.

Nicholas Parisot, a 13-year-old boy, was the son of Rick Parisot and Kate Throckmorton. He was riding his motorized dirt bike on some trails behind his grandmother’s home on June 13, 2008, when he struck a rope that was purposely strung across the trail, resulting in his death.

Detectives from the Wilton Police Department have interviewed many, many people, some multiple times in an effort to solve this case. There are no known eye-witnesses to the crime. In addition, members of the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Unit, state prosecutors and investigative personnel have all worked closely with our detectives, combining their total efforts.

The Connecticut State Forensic Science Laboratory has examined evidence and DNA samples in connection with the investigation, and evidence has also been examined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Forensic Science Laboratory in Virginia. Noted forensic science expert Dr. Henry Lee and his team of scientists have also reviewed the case forensics and found that scientifically all that could be determined from the evidence was accomplished.

At this point, all the evidence has been turned over to the state’s attorney for their review and consideration on further action. The Wilton Police Department continues to investigate this tragic crime and provide further information to the state’s attorney in hopes that they will issue arrest warrants and prosecute the offender or offenders who have committed this crime.

Along the lines of our investigation, it is our hope that those in the community who have cooperated with detectives in the past will continue to do so and those who have not, will come forward to provide every shred of information they have to investigators. Please search your soul and ask yourself, if this were your child wouldn't you want other to cooperate with authorities to help you and your family.

This case is far from over. Our investigation will not end until there is closure for the Parisot family and the offender and/or offenders are brought to justice. The Wilton Police Department and the Wilton Police Commission are fully committed to bringing those responsible for this crime to justice and will steadfastly continue to investigate this crime until such time as those responsible are arrested and prosecuted.

Chief Michael Lombardo

Chief of Police

Wilton Police Department

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