Woman, son were slain

Autopsies done Sunday on a 7-year-old boy, his mother and stepfather revealed how the Ocean Gate family died in an apparent murder-suicide. The bodies of the three - Kyle Peckham, his mother, Carol Ann ... Full Story
former aquaintance

Greenwich, CT

#1 Jan 9, 2007
i hope it is not the jeff eyerly i knew 10 years ago from dover.
another aquaintance

Redmond, WA

#2 Jan 9, 2007
I'm very sorry to tell you
that the Jeff Eyerly they
are talking about is the
one you knew from Dover.
No one can get a grasp on
this, but he did have very
serious emotional and mental
issues from what I know.
He had a very troubled past.
I doubt if his new wife and
stepson even knew. I'm
praying for all of them,
I don't believe Jeff was
fully capable of reality when
it happened. He never showed
any little bit of violent
behavior.
Just heard this news

AOL

#3 Jan 10, 2007
Terrible, terrible tragedy. Heard he may have been bipolar.
toms river lady

AOL

#4 Jan 11, 2007
I am so shocked this happened, I grew up with Eyerly in Dover, morris county. I haven't seen him since we were 18. I wish I had, maybe I could have been there for him to talk to.
Friend of father

Gresham, OR

#5 Jan 13, 2007
Kyle's father has many friends who are grieving with him over this tragedy. Those who know him are aware that he had recently begun the process of setting up visitation and was so excited about reuniting with his son. We are heartbroken that he didn't get a chance to see him before this happened. He loved his son so very much.
carole annes friend

Trenton, NJ

#6 Jan 14, 2007
another aquaintance wrote:
I'm very sorry to tell you
that the Jeff Eyerly they
are talking about is the
one you knew from Dover.
No one can get a grasp on
this, but he did have very
serious emotional and mental
issues from what I know.
He had a very troubled past.
I doubt if his new wife and
stepson even knew. I'm
praying for all of them,
I don't believe Jeff was
fully capable of reality when
it happened. He never showed
any little bit of violent
behavior.
I am a long time friend of Carole Anne.
I loved her and her son deeply.
I am at my wits end.
Please someone help me understand who this person
was and what was wrong with him.. what was his past--
to do this to this beautiful woman and son.
Obviously he had a past history of something
which none of us knew..not even her..was he ever institutionalized?
Im just trying to sort this out for closure
its so painful for us we didnt know anything was wrong with him he was very quiet.
family

AOL

#7 Jan 20, 2007
Friend of father wrote:
Kyle's father has many friends who are grieving with him over this tragedy. Those who know him are aware that he had recently begun the process of setting up visitation and was so excited about reuniting with his son. We are heartbroken that he didn't get a chance to see him before this happened. He loved his son so very much.
i am so sick of hearing this i was there for this little angels life for he past five years i filled in for the role of being his father because the real one would not he would promise phone calls that never came never paid a penny to support his son, that was all done by carole anne's family. 2 years ago i sat with this little boy on his birthday and he said all he wanted was his father to call on his birthday, this call never came and on this day my little guy said he was taking him out of his heart and never mentioned his father again. its kind of sad to look for sympathy now when you could have made a big difference in this little angel's life while he was here on earth
caroleannes best friend

Trenton, NJ

#8 Jan 21, 2007
toms river lady wrote:
I am so shocked this happened, I grew up with Eyerly in Dover, morris county. I haven't seen him since we were 18. I wish I had, maybe I could have been there for him to talk to.
i just wondered if you or any of his old aquaintances knew what kind of past this man had..was he under dr.s care? group home? institutionalized, etc...
did anyone know he was mentally ill?
it appears he was able to portray himself as something other than what he was..
what was his childhood like?
please if anyone knows respond her family and friends
would like to know
thanks
MELISSA E-JEFFS SISTER

AOL

#9 Feb 5, 2007
WE ARE JUST AS SHOCKED AS MANY OF YOU ARE AT THE NEWS. JEFF WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. HE REALLY LOVED CAROLANN AND HE ESPECIALLY LOVED KYLE AS IF HE WERE HIS OWN LEGITIMATE SON. JEFF WAS A LOVING UNCLE, BROTHER, AND SON AND WHO WOULD OF EVER IMAGINED THAT HE COULD HAVE DONE THIS????? NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS WOULD I HAVE EVER IMAGINED MY BROTHER TO DO THIS. HE WAS NOT THAT TYPE OF A VIOLENT PERSON. I WILL MISS HIM TERIBLY AND I FEEL TERRIBLE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND MY CONDOLENSCES TO THE FAMILY OF CAROLANN AND KYLE. WE MISS THEM ALL SO MUCH.
caroleannes best friend

Trenton, NJ

#10 Feb 6, 2007
MELISSA E-JEFFS SISTER wrote:
WE ARE JUST AS SHOCKED AS MANY OF YOU ARE AT THE NEWS. JEFF WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. HE REALLY LOVED CAROLANN AND HE ESPECIALLY LOVED KYLE AS IF HE WERE HIS OWN LEGITIMATE SON. JEFF WAS A LOVING UNCLE, BROTHER, AND SON AND WHO WOULD OF EVER IMAGINED THAT HE COULD HAVE DONE THIS????? NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS WOULD I HAVE EVER IMAGINED MY BROTHER TO DO THIS. HE WAS NOT THAT TYPE OF A VIOLENT PERSON. I WILL MISS HIM TERIBLY AND I FEEL TERRIBLE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND MY CONDOLENSCES TO THE FAMILY OF CAROLANN AND KYLE. WE MISS THEM ALL SO MUCH.
So you had no idea he was capable of this...maybe so, but you did know he had some issues..come on!
someone who knew him, one of your own aquaintances wrote on this message board quote:

"No one can get a grasp on
this, but he did have very
serious emotional and mental
issues from what I know.
He had a very troubled past.
I doubt if his new wife and
stepson even knew." end of quote

The fact is someone with this disorder is not predictable and IS suicidal and or dangerous to those close to them without strict adherence to medication. He needed to be under Dr's care.
He or one of his family could have told her early when he was pursuing her that he was Bi-Polar (Manic Depressive) I doubt he told her right away about what was wrong with him. Now we all are suffering for it. End of story.
My condolences to you as well.
george castellon

Teaneck, NJ

#11 Mar 19, 2009
i am goin to miss him he was my uncle

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