Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Finally! A Lead in the Marco Paoletta Murder Case

Just this weekend I was thinking that I needed to post something to the effect of "Why have police made no progress in the investigation of the shooting death of Marco Paoletta?" It is a very sad story that I have written extensively on at Stamford Talk. The murder occurred on a road that I, and many of us, probably drive on a lot: Vine Rd., just behind the Dunkin Donuts on High Ridge. On Jan. 3, Marco finished his racquetball game at the Jewish Community Center, left the building, and was found just minutes afterward, shot on Vine Rd. Finally, finally, police have released security camera images of the person seen leaving the JCC with Marco.

I have the full Advocate article up on Stamford Talk Resources (a blog arm of ST), but here is the descrip of the man seen on the security camera: The images show a Hispanic man in his 20s between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall with long black hair. Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call the police department's tip line at 977-5111.

Just writing these words creeps me out. Marco was a long-time resident of Stamford and has many family members in the area.

Related Stamford Talk articles:
--February 8, 2008- Marco Paoletta Murder Case: No Progress?
--January 17, 2008- Update, Stamford Murder: Marco Paoletta
--January 8, 2008- Stamford's Jan.3 Murder: Too Much Info?
--January 5, 2008- Stamford's First Murder of 2008


Anonymous said...

As a family member of "Chickie", thank you so much for your continued concern regarding this case. Your column has shown his family compassion and we appreciate that. We as a family are praying that this new development will prompt someone to come forward and identify the person in the picture.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to suggest a post for you to start re: public parking in and around Stamford. I am pretty outraged by the parking situation. Not only do we have to feed expensive meters until 10pm but parking around residential neighboorhoods is atrocious. A company by the name of Desire Me Motors is now "on patrol" around Avalon Glen. They towed my husbands' car 2 nights ago. He had to pay $150 bucks, CASH, to get it back. Last night I was on the look out and they towed 6 cars! 6 Cars! at 10pm on the dot.

Anonymous said...

I also would like to thamkl you for your interest in the shooting of my Uncle. We are also surprised there are no more leads in almost a year. It's almost like you can get away with murder now