Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Body Found: John Fiocco, Jr?

A body found in a Bucks County, Pennsylvania landfill may be that of missing TCNJ college student John Fiocco, Jr. Authorities have been searching the landfill since Fiocco's blood was found in and around a dumpster beneath his dormitory building on The College of New Jersey campus.

Updates will be posted as they become available. Please post any links in the comment section.

Update: 7:51 pm, CT

Officially, it still has not been confirmed that the body found today is that of John Fiocco, Jr., but the young man's family is in mourning and the lead investigator is referring to the discovery as a "significant development. "
TULLYTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The remains of a white man were found Tuesday in a Pennsylvania landfill where authorities have been searching for evidence related to the disappearance of freshman John Fiocco Jr., police said.While authorities wouldn't confirm the body of Fiocco had been recovered, the student's uncle said the family was in mourning and thanked police for "bringing closure" to the case."Johnny was caring, sensitive, smart and witty," Joseph Fiocco said outside the family home in Mantua Township. He asked anyone with information about his nephew to contact authorities. He would not answer questions.Tullytown Patrolman John Finby said the remains were found at 1:45 p.m. New Jersey State Police said they had made an important discovery at the landfill. Capt. Al Della Fave said there had been a "significant development" but would not disclose any further information.

It's a terribly sad day for all.

This brings to an end the search for the missing student. The truth about what befell Mr. Fiocco is yet to be learned. One can only hope that the medical examiner will be able to determine cause of death and investigators will be able to solve the mystery and attain justice, if necessary.

LINK to a previous entry on this case.