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Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train
Dumont Man, 42, Struck, Killed By Freight Train A 42-year-old Dumont man was struck and killed by a freight train at daybreak Monday, authorities confirmed. A northbound CSX train struck the man between West Madison and New Milford avenues around 6:30 a.m. April 1, Dumont Police Chief Brian Joyce said. "Our investigation supports that this was a suicide," the chief said. "Our department’s condolences are extended to the family." Joyce cited the assistance of CSX police, the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and the county Medical Examiner's Office, which collected the body.This comes a little less than a week after a 26-year-old N…
New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield
New Milford Man, 26, Struck Killed By Overnight Freight Train In Bergenfield A 26-year-old New Milford man died by an apparent suicide when he was struck by a freight train overnight in Bergenfield, authorities said. Borough police were in the area of the railroad crossing at Church Street when the southbound CSX train "screeched to an abrupt halt" at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, Capt. William Duran said. Bergenfield detectives joined them along with CSX police, members of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and the county medical examiner's office, the captain said. "There was no indication of foul play at the scene," Duran said, add…
Former NHL Player Leapt To His Death From Balcony At Miami Resort, Police Say (UPDATE) Former NHL Player Leapt To His Death From Balcony At Miami Resort, Police Say (UPDATE)
Former NHL Player Leapt To His Death From Balcony At Miami Resort, Police Say (Update) The cause of death for former Pittsburgh Penguins player Konstantin Koltsov has been ruled suicide, police in Miami tell Daily Voice. Koltsov, who played for the Penguins from 2002 to 2006, is believed to have leapt to his death from a balcony of a resort in Miami, a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department said. He was 42 years old. ALSO SEE: Pittsburgh Penguins Mourn Loss Of Former Player Konstantin Koltsov, Dead At 42 The Bal Harbour Police and Fire Rescue were called to the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort on Collins Avenue for a person who jumped from a balcony just before 12:40 …
Business Partner Dies By Suicide In Jersey City Mall: Officials Business Partner Dies By Suicide In Jersey City Mall: Officials
Business Partner Dies By Suicide In Jersey City Mall: Officials A 45-year-old man hanged himself at the Hudson Mall in Jersey City on Tuesday, Feb. 13, authorities said. The man, who has not been identified by police, was a partner in the Rieval thrift store inside the mall, Kimberly Wallace-Scalfione, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office said.  He was discovered by his business partners, Wallace-Scalfione said. An apparent suicide note was left behind by the man, Wallace-Scalfione said. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts call or text 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline .
Passaic Sheriff Berdnik's Death By Suicide 'Unfathomable Loss' For NJ, Attorney General Says Passaic Sheriff Berdnik's Death By Suicide 'Unfathomable Loss' For NJ, Attorney General Says
Passaic Sheriff Berdnik's Death By Suicide 'Unfathomable Loss' For NJ, Attorney General Says Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik died by his own hand on Tuesday in his hometown Clifton, in what the Garden State's attorney general called "an unfathomable loss for New Jersey." Emergency responders rushed to Toro's Turkish Restaurant on Hazel Street a few minutes after 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Berdnik had just taken his life in the men's room, the sudden gunshot through the heart startling staff and patrons alike, sources told Daily Voice. Not even 15 minutes earlier, the popular sheriff had posed for cellphone photos. Then he got a phone call with some very unsettling news, reliable so…
Man Dies After Jumping From Roof Of Palisades Center Mall Man Dies After Jumping From Roof Of Palisades Center Mall
Man Dies After Jumping From Roof Of Palisades Center Mall A man died after jumping from the roof of a mall in the Hudson Valley. The incident happened in Rockland County at about 3:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack. The man, who jumped from the east side roof of mall, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Clarkstown Police Department. Neither his age nor identity have been released. "We would like to remind everyone that services are available such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline," Clarkstown PD Detective and Public Information Officer Norman Peters said…
Troubled Dad Plunges To Death From NJ/NY Lookout Troubled Dad Plunges To Death From NJ/NY Lookout
Troubled Dad Plunges To Death From NJ/NY Lookout A troubled man from River Edge who’d just been involved in a fender bender leaped to his death from atop the Palisades at the New York/New Jersey border on Wednesday, Dec. 13, authorities confirmed. The 38-year-old man had hit a couple of cars while trying to back out of a dead end near his son’s school. A resident shared video of the incident with River Edge police who -- aware of his history -- began looking for the troubled driver. Then came the heartbreaking news. It was shortly before 5 p.m. when a concerned citizen called Palisades Interstate Parkway Police from the State Line …
Man, 48, Found Dead Of Suicide At County Park In Westwood Man, 48, Found Dead Of Suicide At County Park In Westwood
Man, 48, Found Dead Of Suicide At County Park In Westwood A 48-year-old man was found dead of suicide in a bathroom at a Bergen County park, according to multiple sources. The man had stabbed himself in the throat with a knife at Pascack Brook County Park off Emerson Road in Westwood shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, responders said. His wife found him, they said. Paramedics who arrived moments later pronounced him dead at the scene. The knife was recovered, Bergen County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Kyra Pazant said. The sheriff's office is investigating the incident, she said. ****** The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (for…
DEATH ON THE CLIFFS: Palisades Jumper Arranged Personal Items First, Police Say DEATH ON THE CLIFFS: Palisades Jumper Arranged Personal Items First, Police Say
Death ON THE Cliffs: Palisades Jumper Arranged Personal Items First, Police Say A 29-year-old man left some personal items arranged neatly on a rock before jumping to his death Wednesday from the Palisades, authorities said. Several witnesses reported seeing the Stamford, CT resident jump off the edge of the cliff at the State Line Lookout in Alpine, near New Jersey's northeastern border with New York State, shortly before 11:30 a.m. Nov. 22, Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Lt. Raymond Walter said. The responding officers "located personal items neatly set on a rock" nearby, the lieutenant said. The East Bergen Rappel Team recovered the man's body from the base o…
DOUBLE MURDER-SUICIDE: Three Dead In New Brunswick Stabbing DOUBLE MURDER-SUICIDE: Three Dead In New Brunswick Stabbing
Double Murder-suicide: Three Dead In New Brunswick Stabbing Three people died in what police are calling a double murder-suicide in New Brunswick. Eduardo Mateo Lorenzo, 26, allegedly stabbed Gabriela De La Cruz Camero, 22, and Jesus Antonio-Salazar, 25, before taking his own life on Saturday, Oct. 21, around 11 p.m., Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said. De La Cruz Camero was found with multiple stab wounds at Feaster Park, near Handy Street and Throop Avenue, Ciccone said alongside local police. She was taken to the hospital where she died. Antonio-Salazar was found in the same area with multiple stab wounds, and pronounced …
New Milford Man, 80, Woman, 56, Killed In Murder-Suicide Officially ID'd New Milford Man, 80, Woman, 56, Killed In Murder-Suicide Officially ID'd
New Milford Man, 80, Woman, 56, Killed In Murder-Suicide Officially ID'd UPDATE: The identities of a couple found dead in a murder-suicide at a New Milford home over the weekend were confirmed by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. He didn't say who fired the shots. An apparent dispute led to an incendiary breakup between Giovanni “John” Emmolo, 80, and 56-year-old Marina Perez, multiple law enforcement and family sources told Daily Voice. Both were found dead of gunshot wounds at Emmolo's Myrtle Avenue home at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, after New Milford police were asked to conduct a welfare check, Musella said late Sunday afternoon, confirming a Daily V…
Jumper Takes Fatal Leap From High-Rise Across From NJPAC Jumper Takes Fatal Leap From High-Rise Across From NJPAC
Jumper Takes Fatal Leap From High-Rise Across From Njpac A man leapt to his death from the balcony of a building in Newark Tuesday, Sept. 5, officials said. Police responding to the intersection of Center Street and Park Place on a call of a sick or injured person found the unresponsive man around 5:25 p.m., Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. He had jumped from a building’s balcony across from New Jersey Performing Arts Center and pronounced dead at 5:48 p.m.  The incident remains under investigation. No further information is available.
UPDATE: Search For Suicidal Bergen Man Ends Tragically UPDATE: Search For Suicidal Bergen Man Ends Tragically
Update: Search For Suicidal Bergen Man Ends Tragically The search for a suicidal man ended when he was found hanged Saturday at an old railroad car in Franklin Lakes. The circumstances weren't considered suspicious, authorities said. An alert went out to area towns around 1 p.m. Aug. 19 after police were contacted by someone concerned for the safety of the distraught Northwest Bergen man, who was in his early 60s. His body was found a short time later on the New York, Susquehanna and Western rail line behind Franklin Lakes police headquarters and the municipal field. The Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification gathered evid…
Penn State Grad Found Dead In Los Angeles: Coroner Penn State Grad Found Dead In Los Angeles: Coroner
Penn State Grad Found Dead In Los Angeles: Coroner A 25-year-old Pennsylvania man and PSU grad was found dead in his Los Angeles County, California apartment, authorities say.  Elias 'Eli' Crone was found dead of asphyxia caused by hanging at 9:09 a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2023, according to the LA County Coroner's officer.  Eli was born in Wrightsville on June 8, 1998, authorities say. He studied at Lancaster Catholic High School where he played baseball and football, which he previously shared on social media.  He went on to graduate as a member of the class of 2020 at Penn State University, according to social media. He worked at El Serr…
UPDATE: Detectives Pursuing Celeb Trainer From 'RHONJ' For Sex With Girl, 14, Find Him Dead UPDATE: Detectives Pursuing Celeb Trainer From 'RHONJ' For Sex With Girl, 14, Find Him Dead
Update: Detectives Pursuing Celeb Trainer From 'Rhonj' For Sex With Girl, 14, Find Him Dead UPDATE: Detectives in Florida were on their way to arrest New Jersey-bred celebrity trainer Darren Goodall for having sex with a 14-year-old student when he took his own life, authorities confirmed on Tuesday. The girl's father had brought them videos and photos of “inappropriate sexual activity” between his daughter and Goodall, 32, that he'd found on her phone, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said in an Aug. 1 release. The youngster had been a student at Goodall’s gym, Venom Fitness in Osprey, FL, the release says. Detectives seized all of Goodall's electronic devices as the investi…
Detectives Pursuing Celeb Trainer From 'RHONJ' For Sex With Girl, 14, Find Him Dead Detectives Pursuing Celeb Trainer From 'RHONJ' For Sex With Girl, 14, Find Him Dead
Detectives Pursuing Celeb Trainer From 'Rhonj' For Sex With Girl, 14, Find Him Dead UPDATE: Detectives in Florida were on their way to arrest New Jersey-bred celebrity trainer Darren Goodall for having sex with a 14-year-old student when he took his own life, authorities confirmed on Tuesday. The girl's father had brought them videos and photos of “inappropriate sexual activity” between his daughter and Goodall, 32, that he'd found on her phone, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said in an Aug. 1 release. The youngster had been a student at Goodall’s gym, Venom Fitness in Osprey, FL, the release says. Detectives seized all of Goodall's electronic devices as the invest…
Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say
Death Of SUV Driver Struck By Overnight Freight Train Was Suicide, Bergenfield Police Say A distraught Morris County woman intentionally drove into the path of a freight train that slammed into her SUV at a railroad crossing in Bergenfield, killing her, in the middle of the night, authorities said. The lifeless victim 42, from Jefferson, NJ, was alone in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when it was struck by a CSX train at the West Central crossing and knocked onto its roof around 1 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Police Capt. William Duran said. Responding police officers found various vehicle parts strewn around, the captain said on Monday. An ALS unit pronounced the woman dead at the scene af…
SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing
SUV Struck Overnight By Freight Train, Driver Killed, At Bergenfield Crossing A driver was killed overnight when a freight train slammed into her SUV at a railroad crossing in what  Bergenfield police said was a suicide. The lifeless victim, a 42-year-old woman from Jefferson, NJ, was alone in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe when it was struck by a CSX train at the West Central crossing and knocked onto its roof around 1 a.m. Sunday, July 2, Police Capt. William Duran said. Responding police officers found various vehicle parts strewn around, the captain said on Monday. An ALS unit pronounced the woman dead at the scene after police removed her from the SUV, he said.…
Shooting In Emerson: NYPD Detective Pronounced Dead Shooting In Emerson: NYPD Detective Pronounced Dead
Shooting In Emerson: Nypd Detective Pronounced Dead A New York City police detective apparently took his own life Saturday night at the home of an Emerson woman he was dating, multiple sources said. Emergency responders were called to the ordinarily quiet neighborhood off Main Street near Centennial Park around 8 p.m. July 1. They found the early-30-something victim in cardiac arrest with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He'd apparently been drinking, responders said, adding that there was no threat to anyone in the area. An ALS unit from Hackensack Meridian Health pronounced him dead at the scene. There were no immediate indications wheth…
Tense Standoff With Knife-Wielding Hackensack Woman Ends Peacefully: Police Tense Standoff With Knife-Wielding Hackensack Woman Ends Peacefully: Police
Tense Standoff With Knife-Wielding Hackensack Woman Ends Peacefully: Police A suicidal woman pulled a kitchen knife and pointed it at herself during a tense standoff before Hackensack police peacefully disarmed her, authorities said. Responding to an attempted-suicide call in the 300 block of Prospect Avenue, Sgt. Franklin Bay and Officers Alexander Reyes, Matt Tedesco and Anthony Mattalian found the door to the woman's apartment barricaded, said Capt. Michael Antista, the officer in charge of the department. Reyes and Bay established a rapport with the woman, but she was unwilling to get help and backed away during the conversation, the captain said. With several…
Rutgers University Student Committed Suicide: Prosecutor Rutgers University Student Committed Suicide: Prosecutor
Rutgers University Student Committed Suicide: Prosecutor Authorities are investigating after the body of a male student was found on the Rutgers University Campus in Piscataway. The death was ruled a suicide, they said. There was no threat to the public and no foul play was suspected, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Kenneth Cop of the Rutgers Police Department. The discovery was made around 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 27 on Busch Campus, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Calvert of the Rutgers Police Department at 732-932-7211 or Detective Michelle Coppola …
Unabomber Ted Kaczynski Dies By Suicide, Sources Say, NJ Businessman Was Among Victims Unabomber Ted Kaczynski Dies By Suicide, Sources Say, NJ Businessman Was Among Victims
Unabomber Ted Kaczynski Dies By Suicide, Sources Say, NJ Businessman Was Among Victims The serial-killing domestic terrorist who infamously became known as the Unabomber took his own life in his cell at a federal medical prison, according to a report. U.S. Bureau of Prisons records confirm that Theodore John “Ted” Kaczynski, 81, died on Saturday, June 10. His body was found in the cell around 8 a.m., a bureau spokesperson said. Dubbed the Unabomber by the FBI, Kaczynski was serving four life terms for killing three people – among them, a New Jersey advertising executive – and injured dozens more with homemade bombs in various parts of the country between 1978 and 1995. Kacz…
Brother Launching Nonprofit To Honor NJ Nurse With Bipolar Disorder Who Died By Suicide At 30 Brother Launching Nonprofit To Honor NJ Nurse With Bipolar Disorder Who Died By Suicide At 30
Brother Launching Nonprofit To Honor NJ Nurse With Bipolar Disorder Who Died By Suicide At 30 The loved ones of a passionate, caring, and devoted New Jersey RN who died by suicide at age 30 are accepting donations to launch a nonprofit that will honor his legacy while advocating for essential mental health support services and accessibility. Joseph Lavery Gullo, of West Berlin, died Wednesday, May 10, his obituary says. He leaves behind his parents, Gregory and Susan (Diamond ) Gullo; his loving brother and sister, Gregory Gullo, Jr. (Kate), and Erin Gullo (Kyle); his two beloved dogs, Jager and Meep; as well as countless extended family members and close friends who will cherish his…
LAWSUIT: NJ School District Failed To Address Bullying Leading To Transgender Student’s Suicide LAWSUIT: NJ School District Failed To Address Bullying Leading To Transgender Student’s Suicide
Lawsuit: NJ School District Failed To Address Bullying Leading To Transgender Student’s Suicide The mother of a high school student in Somerset County has filed a lawsuit claiming that the district failed to take action against the bullying and harassment leading up to her transgender child’s death by suicide. Myles A. Fitzpatrick died by suicide on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 at the age of 17, just months before he would’ve graduated from Manville High School. RELATED STORY: ‘He Knew Nothing But Love:’ Myles Fitzpatrick Of Somerset County Dies, 17 Fitzpatrick’s mother, Danielle Warshefski, has sued the Manville School District alleging that officials “failed to implement any preventative o…
Year After Student's Suicide, Elite NJ Boarding School Admits 'Falling Tragically Short' Year After Student's Suicide, Elite NJ Boarding School Admits 'Falling Tragically Short'
Year After Student's Suicide, Elite NJ Boarding School Admits 'Falling Tragically Short' On the anniversary of one of its beloved student's suicide, a prestigious boarding school in South Jersey is taking responsibility for what it could've done to help prevent his death. Jack Reid, 17, was a victim of bullying and other forms of cruel behavior at the Lawrenceville School over the course of a year, including in the form of false rumors in person and online, school officials said. On April 30, 2022, he died by suicide. In a statement Sunday, April 30, 2023 the Lawrenceville School said it had reached an agreement with  William and Elizabeth Reid, parents of Jack Reid, noti…
Man Takes Fatal 35-Foot Leap From Garden State Plaza Parking Deck: Police Man Takes Fatal 35-Foot Leap From Garden State Plaza Parking Deck: Police
Man Takes Fatal 35-Foot Leap From Garden State Plaza Parking Deck: Police A 36-year-old man plunged 35-feet to his death in a parking deck at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus early Thursday, April 6, authorities said. The Saddle Brook man intentionally leapt over the third-level railing in the parking deck near Nordstrom, and was found unconscious and not breathing by first responders on the lower level around 5:25 a.m., Paramus Deputy Police Chief Rob Guidetti said. Paramus EMS arrived on the scene and pronounced the man dead. He was subsequently taken to the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s office. If you or someone you know is battling thought…
11-Year-Old Who Died By Suicide In School Bathroom Recorded Chilling Voice Note Years Before 11-Year-Old Who Died By Suicide In School Bathroom Recorded Chilling Voice Note Years Before
11-Year-Old Who Died By Suicide In School Bathroom Recorded Chilling Voice Note Years Before An 11-year-old New Jersey middle school student who died by suicide in her school bathroom — just days after losing her dad, an NJ Transit police detective, to cancer — recorded a chilling voice note years before her death. "Unless you're me, well you're listening to this from the future," Felicia LoAlbo-Melendez can be heard saying in the 2021 voice note, shared by her mom Elaina LoAlbo, to Facebook.  "Say hello to future mom, future dad... future everyone. Never, never never be bad, never give up on your friends, never, ever... be a bully." Since her daughter's death, LoAlbo has been vo…
UPDATE: Bergen Prosecutor Requests Privacy In Death Of Officer At HackensackUMC UPDATE: Bergen Prosecutor Requests Privacy In Death Of Officer At HackensackUMC
Update: Bergen Prosecutor Requests Privacy In Death Of Officer At HackensackUMC Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella asked that the family and law enforcement colleagues of Maywood Police Sgt. Jason Liaban be allowed to grieve without disturbance. In a statement released shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the prosecutor said: "The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is assisting the Maywood and Hackensack Police Departments in an investigation into the details of the death of 39-year-old Maywood Police Sergeant Jason Y. Liaban, who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound just after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2023. "The death is not suspected to…
Body Of NJ Student, 24, Recovered From Delaware River In PA Body Of NJ Student, 24, Recovered From Delaware River In PA
Body Of NJ Student, 24, Recovered From Delaware River In PA Human remains recovered from the Delaware River in Pennsylvania last week have been identified as a New Jersey college student, officials say. The body found by a fisherman in Falls Township, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, March 21 was that of 24-year-old Zachary Lodato, said Bucks County Coroner Meredith Buck in a release.  Lodato had been officially missing since Jan. 27, she said.  "He is confirmed to be the person witnessed jumping from the Trenton Makes Bridge on that date," reads the release. Preliminary examination reveals "no obvious signs of trauma" though the offici…
Man Kills Ex-GF, Wounds Son In Trenton Murder-Suicide: Prosecutor Man Kills Ex-GF, Wounds Son In Trenton Murder-Suicide: Prosecutor
Man Kills Ex-GF, Wounds Son In Trenton Murder-Suicide: Prosecutor A 41-year-old woman was killed by her ex-boyfriend who then turned the gun on himself over the weekend in Trenton, authorities said. Nyeisha Saunders was shot by Antione Brown, 46, on the 100 block of Pennington Avenue around 6:35 p.m. Sunday, March 26, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said. Saunders' 19-year-old son was struck by gunfire and wounded in his hand, authorities said. Saunders was taken to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a short time later, the prosecutor said. While at the scene, police learned from a concerned citizen that a shooting sus…
Suspected Fort Lee High-Rise Jumper Dies Suspected Fort Lee High-Rise Jumper Dies
Suspected Fort Lee High-Rise Jumper Dies A man apparently jumped to his death from a Fort Lee high-rise on Sunday, witnesses said. There were no immediate details from authorities beyond confirmation of the incident at the Horizon House on Sunday afternoon, March 12. A photo from the scene showed a smallish, elderly figure beneath a sheet behind 1 Horizon Road. Police tape surrounded the perimeter. Fort Lee police, who are investigating the circumstances, notified the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and summoned the Bergen County Sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification -- to gather evidence -- and the county Medical Examine…