Margolies, 25 years later: Still no killer, but cops are hopefu...

Twenty-five years after Pemberwick teenager Matthew Margolies went missing and was later found slain near his home, the killer remains at large. Read more
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Tony E Neuman

Waterbury, CT

#1 Aug 30, 2009
"The investigation has been hindered in many ways primarily by people intentionally misleading us or withholding information," said Zuccerella."

This is the most important statement in this article. Read between the lines.
A former Resident

Knoxville, TN

#2 Aug 30, 2009
It shhouldn't suprise anyone who lives or used to live in Greenwich that it has been 25 years since Matthew Margolies was murdered. I mean, look how long it took to bring Martha Moxleys killer to JUSTICE
former res

Broomall, PA

#3 Aug 31, 2009
I guess Mark Fuhrman didn't think that a book about a homicide in a blue collar neighborhood would sell.
incapablepolice

Westport, CT

#4 Aug 31, 2009
It seems that the more affluent a community is, the police bungle homicide cases. We have the same problem here in Wilton with the Parisot tragedy. Our former chief gave himself a big party and is now at his "dream job" on Cape Cod.
Dot and Phil DAmato

Darien, CT

#5 Aug 31, 2009
This horror happened in our neighborhood and we will always remember that terrible night when they started looking for Matthew, in the middle of the night, by searching the Byram River Pond behind our house of. We were all frightened to leave our houses and to send our children out into the streets. FBI Agents were posted at the corner deli. That first Halloween police and parents were at every corner. We cannot believe that after all this time that no-one has been brought to justice. We pray that another year does not go by without bringing this murderer to justice. How can he live with himself knowing what he did?
Mother of 2

Richmond, VA

#6 Aug 31, 2009
I hope Who ever did this lives every day sickened at the thought of what they did. It makes me sick to even think about it. That poor mother.
Town-born

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Aug 31, 2009
Tony E Neuman wrote:
"The investigation has been hindered in many ways primarily by people intentionally misleading us or withholding information," said Zuccerella."
This is the most important statement in this article. Read between the lines.
Yeah. I agree. What the heck does that mean? Does that mean that more than one person is quilty of the crime? Or a group is protecting one or more suspects? I suppose the latter who point toward the Port Chester PD protecting one of their own.

It seems, from elsewhere in the article, what's needed are DNA samples from the suspects. I guess the current investigators don't have the initiative or skill to follow the suspects around and obtain samples surrepticiously. Maybe they should quietly hire private investigators to obtain samples on a contignency basis.
nana62440

East Haddam, CT

#8 Aug 31, 2009
Tony E Neuman wrote:
"The investigation has been hindered in many ways primarily by people intentionally misleading us or withholding information," said Zuccerella."
This is the most important statement in this article. Read between the lines.
I agree with you 100%. I remember the police also serching the banks of the Byram River and the questioning of the teenagers in the neighborhood. I also remember the info about the red (I think) truck that was in the neighborhood. I for one don't think it was ex officer Bates, but someone from the neighborhood who was known to Matthew Margolies, and that is why people mislead and withheld information. Good Luck to the police. I hope advances in DNA will lead to an arrest soon.
Vox Pop

Waterbury, CT

#9 Aug 31, 2009
His late grandmother, who lived in New Canaan, suspected a relative.
Town-born

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Aug 31, 2009
nana62440 wrote:
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I agree with you 100%. I remember the police also serching the banks of the Byram River and the questioning of the teenagers in the neighborhood. I also remember the info about the red (I think) truck that was in the neighborhood. I for one don't think it was ex officer Bates, but someone from the neighborhood who was known to Matthew Margolies, and that is why people mislead and withheld information. Good Luck to the police. I hope advances in DNA will lead to an arrest soon.
That doesn't make any sense to me. People from the neighborhood impeding the investigation to protect the perp because he is also from the neighborhood? Maybe for something minor crime, but for the brutal murder of a neighborhood kid? Your theory is borderline crackpot.

Since: Jul 08

Myrtle Beach, SC

#11 Aug 31, 2009
Town-born wrote:
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Yeah. I agree. What the heck does that mean? Does that mean that more than one person is quilty of the crime? Or a group is protecting one or more suspects? I suppose the latter who point toward the Port Chester PD protecting one of their own.
It seems, from elsewhere in the article, what's needed are DNA samples from the suspects. I guess the current investigators don't have the initiative or skill to follow the suspects around and obtain samples surrepticiously. Maybe they should quietly hire private investigators to obtain samples on a contignency basis.
You've obviously been watching CSI a bit too much.
Former PCer

Vero Beach, FL

#12 Aug 31, 2009
I don't think that the PC police are protecting on of their own. The article said Bates came to light once arrested in TX. If he was molesting in PC I'm guessing no one had come forward at the time he was a cop. Hopefully they will finally put the correct slimeball away for the Margolies crime.
As for the Moxley murder, I think they still got the wrong person. I remember the "rumours" at the that it was someone from PC or the tennant that lived on the premises (think he was a tutor or something. Have always been skeptical that Mark Fuhrman and wouldn't let him near this case. But the cold case unit must keep this one open. JMHO!
Vox Pop

Waterbury, CT

#13 Aug 31, 2009
Former PCer wrote:
I don't think that the PC police are protecting on of their own....As for the Moxley murder, I think they still got the wrong person. I remember the "rumours" at the that it was someone from PC or the tennant that lived on the premises (think he was a tutor or something. Have always been skeptical that Mark Fuhrman and wouldn't let him near this case. But the cold case unit must keep this one open. JMHO!
Your opinion is shared in part by a top shrink in the corrections department. He simply says they "got the wrong brother."
Town-born

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Aug 31, 2009
Ret-PD wrote:
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You've obviously been watching CSI a bit too much.
It's disappointing that as a retired GPD detective active at the time of this crime, you don't have any helpful or intelligent to contribute.
former res

Broomall, PA

#15 Aug 31, 2009
Vox Pop wrote:
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Your opinion is shared in part by a top shrink in the corrections department. He simply says they "got the wrong brother."
The RFK Jr piece in The Atlantic raises a lot of questions - and points to Littleton (the tutor). It's a good read.

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200301/kennedy...

I've sent for Len Levitt's book - "Conviction."

Since: Jul 08

Myrtle Beach, SC

#16 Aug 31, 2009
Town-born wrote:
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It's disappointing that as a retired GPD detective active at the time of this crime, you don't have any helpful or intelligent to contribute.
As someonw who was "active at the time of this crime" it would be imprident for me to engage in any specific commentary.

My remark about your observation was directed at your obvious status as a lay person and it had nothing at all to do with the actual investigation.

Since: Jul 08

Myrtle Beach, SC

#17 Aug 31, 2009
That was supposed to be "imprudent".
Cos Cob mom

Bay Shore, NY

#18 Aug 31, 2009
Knowing some of the officers that worked on this case - they were (and still are) so torn by the brutality. This was a horrific murder, and took it's toll on the local community, the GPD officers and anyone with children for years after. Even on the other side of town, we wait for resolution.
May his family one day hear that an arrest has been made. Then it will be years for a trial and conviction - unless there is a deathbed confession. I hope the perpetrator rots in a daily hell.
former res

Broomall, PA

#19 Aug 31, 2009
Town-born wrote:
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It's disappointing that as a retired GPD detective active at the time of this crime, you don't have any helpful or intelligent to contribute.
What makes you think he was a detective?
Town-born

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Aug 31, 2009
Ret-PD wrote:
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As someonw who was "active at the time of this crime" it would be imprident for me to engage in any specific commentary.
My remark about your observation was directed at your obvious status as a lay person and it had nothing at all to do with the actual investigation.
No one would expect "specific commentary" if by that you mean comments about what evidence might or might not exist. But some relevent comment of some sort would seem possible. I think you had a number of comments about the Moxely case.(I consider that a closed case; but some (mostly flakes like Robert Kennedy Jr. and Former Res) don't.)

But whatever. It is certainly safer for you say nothing, even it tends to confirm the impression many have that the GPD never really threw much energy or talent at the case.

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