Police find couple shot to death in B...

Police find couple shot to death in Babylon

There are 80 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 23, 2007, titled Police find couple shot to death in Babylon. In it, Newsday reports that:

It seemed Erika Delia had every reason not to return to the basement apartment she shared with her ex-boyfriend. David Balsamo, a one-time car dealer, had pushed her so hard last month that she broke through a ...

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Samantha

Apopka, FL

#66 Oct 26, 2008
Dear Erika,

I miss your laugh, I miss your smile, I miss your hugs...I miss you. I have a picture of you above my bed, this way you protect me as I sleep and watch over me. I did a butterfly project, started it in Long Island where we met and let them free when we arrived in Florida. I will always remember you and always love you.
143-Hugs and Kisses, Sammy
Jay

Apopka, FL

#67 Oct 26, 2008
Dear Erika,

It has been such a long time since I heard your voice and I miss it, I miss you. I pray to you ever day and I will always remember you. You are still my first crush!
Love,
JJ
Hilderbrandt Family

Apopka, FL

#68 Oct 26, 2008
Just checking in, saw a beautiful butterfly today and thought of you...miss you so much...so so much. I hope you are loving heaven.
Kisses to you our dear friend and an eternity of freedom.
Til we meet again.
Rick, Kelly, Jay and Samantha
anonymous

AOL

#69 Oct 29, 2008
LETS NOT TALK NEGATIVE LETS JUST PUT NICE THINGS
THEY ARE GONE
THEY ARE STILL LOVED BY MANY PEOPLE
FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ARE STILL GRIEVING AND ALWAYS WILL
MANY MANY LIVES WERE HURT AND REAL BAD AT THAT
Erikas Former CoWorker

AOL

#70 Apr 23, 2009
It's your 2nd anniversary away from all of us, and we miss you. I hope you have found the happiness where you are that you lost here with us. I wish you peace and tranquility and love, and a better afterlife. I want you to know that we think of you often and miss you every day.
Samantha

Somerville, MA

#71 May 1, 2009
I am kellys dauther and I need to say that Erika was like a sister to me and was always there for not only me but my whole family and I know that she was always there for who ever needed her too.I loved Erika and she loved NO,loves us still at this thogh shes in heven right now,I love her still.THANKS!!!who="kELLY HILDERBRANDT"]WE KNEW ERIKA AND DAVID BOTH. ERIKA WAS A VERY CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND OF OURS AND MY SON WAS IN LOVE HER. SHE USED TO BABY SIT FOR US AND TAKE MY SON OUT TO FRIENDLY'S ON "DATES", SHE WASFOREVER AND EVER AND MAY ERIKA REST IN PEACE FOREVER AND EVER SO WE CAN SEE HER AGAIN AND BE PART OF HER LIFE SOME DAY. R.I.P ERIKA. ROT IN HELL DAVE.
WE LOVE YOU ERIKA, LOVE, KELLY, RICK, JAY, AND SAMANTHA HILDERBRANDT AND OUR FERRET SAMMY JAY THAT YOU HELPED US PICK OUT.
Samantha

Somerville, MA

#72 May 1, 2009
I love Erika and the reason that I put LOVE thier was because I know that shes up in hevene right now and because I and my family know what its like to loise somebody.THANKS!!!
Joanne

Nesconset, NY

#73 Jul 23, 2009
An old friend of mine just told me about this today. I use to babysit for David as a baby.
I moved out of the neighborhood and lost touch with his family. This is truly horrendous and a tragedy for all involved.

My sympathy to both families.
DAVE

AOL

#74 Aug 30, 2009
all you guys still talking about that two timeing broad I used to go with? damn and I thought I was obsessed,...hey get this we are temporarily going thru a time when broads think theyre equal,..because the goverment and the free love generation decided that what they thought was good for everybody it aint and never will be,..
......if that broad had remained true she wouldnt be pushing up daises along with my twin brother,..the one nobody knew about so get it right when your decideing to be the last word in everything,..she was just a girl all the time she was alive now that shes gone she's the reverened decessed,.get a life, and whats with all this looser stuff? if you belegerants didnt overcharge everything breathing and starve your neighbors children so you could have a swimming pool you d all at least be the working poor and to busy to point fingers ,..so get a life will you? and it's been said forever till the goverment decided to destroy the family unit in this country blacks stay with blacks white stay with whites,..but its all politics today so theyre sacrificing your fathers ideals for a empowered womans world today get it right at least,..sheeesh,..
Erikas Former CoWorker

AOL

#75 Nov 12, 2009
DAVE wrote:
all you guys still talking about that two timeing broad I used to go with? damn and I thought I was obsessed,...hey get this we are temporarily going thru a time when broads think theyre equal,..because the goverment and the free love generation decided that what they thought was good for everybody it aint and never will be,..
......if that broad had remained true she wouldnt be pushing up daises along with my twin brother,..the one nobody knew about so get it right when your decideing to be the last word in everything,..she was just a girl all the time she was alive now that shes gone she's the reverened decessed,.get a life, and whats with all this looser stuff? if you belegerants didnt overcharge everything breathing and starve your neighbors children so you could have a swimming pool you d all at least be the working poor and to busy to point fingers ,..so get a life will you? and it's been said forever till the goverment decided to destroy the family unit in this country blacks stay with blacks white stay with whites,..but its all politics today so theyre sacrificing your fathers ideals for a empowered womans world today get it right at least,..sheeesh,..
What drugs are you on? This is a SICK, WARPED attempt to screw with the heads of those who are struggling to cope with the loss of Erika's &/or her MURDERER's deaths. You really need to get a life, pal, and then get some psychiatric help. I pity your family for having to put up with your warped sense of being. How can you comment as you have? Can you look at yourself in the mirror contently? If not, I can say I know why!
Be man enough to let people remember those who have been taken from us without your nonsense.
Sam Moland

Pearland, TX

#76 Jan 19, 2010
What's going on in Babylon Nowadays, Huh? I Leave for a little while (Back in 1966), and People are going Wing Wing! YES Things can get tough for Everyone! But for Crying Out Loud, Count to 10, and Say a Prayer! Love is NOT meant to Hurt Anyone! Love is the GREATEST THING AROUND! So, All Those involved in a Relationship, and are Married, WORK THINGS OUT, Or WALK OUT! DON'T Turn to Homicide! If Someone in a Relationship is Mistreating You...There are 1,000s of People Looking for Someone! Leave the Person Digging in Your Trench, and Hook Up with Someone That Has LOVE For You! Kabish? Chiller Theatre, Sandy becker and Soupy Sales are GONE! Thank God Zacherle is Still Kicking! But, What would HE Think, if He Saw Babylon on "Faces Of Death"? Put The Cuckoo BACK in The Clock, and Straighten Out! Can You DO That? I Hope So! As for Veronica Lawson...Het Baby....I STILL Love You from Babylon Memorial Grade School Days! I'm in Houston Texas Now, Writing Scripts, and Working Offshore! Email me! [email protected]
Erikas Former CoWorker

AOL

#77 Apr 23, 2010
It's been 3 years since you left us. I have missed sending you birthday wishes, and for that, I am sorry. Things have been very hectic for me. I think of you quite often, and STILL cannot wrap my brain around this tragedy. Today is my sister's birthday as well. I remember calling her 3 years ago to say Happy Birthday, and finding out what had happened to you. The last time I saw you was at Christine's wedding, and getting your new cell phone number. I regret wanting to call you, but not having the time - and now will never have the chance. Believe it or not, I came across some information I had written down that would have made us both laugh - one of our Z-P stories. I guess that, subconsciously, I could not throw it out. I hope you're finding some peace & serenity & happiness up in heaven. Please know you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
Ruth Delia

Delray Beach, FL

#78 Oct 28, 2011
After 1 yr investigating David was accused of pre-meditated murder. Planned for 6 weeks. That bastard is rotting in hell.
Joetta Delia

Boynton Beach, FL

#79 Mar 8, 2012
rip wrote:
<quoted text>
R.I.P Dave
"rip" your an asshole. As Erika's little sister, I have enough anger at Dave for a lifetime. As angry as I am, a slim part of me feels sad for him, but your an asshole. Both their deaths were senseless and now it's coming to 5 years later. The void will never go away. If Dave was your friend, I don't apologize feeling the way I feel, but try to understand where I am coming from. He just couldn't let her go. He said if you leave me you wont get out alive. She didn't deserve that. Maybe if he would have checked into a drug or psychiatric place with the money he used on drugs, this could have been a much happier ending.
Joetta Delia

Boynton Beach, FL

#80 Mar 8, 2012
O-J-AL SHARPTON wrote:
2 less crackers
Your a racist piece of shit. crackers? Get a life. IF you don't have respect for the dead and nothing nice to say then get out.
Joetta Delia

Boynton Beach, FL

#81 Mar 8, 2012
DAVE wrote:
all you guys still talking about that two timeing broad I used to go with? damn and I thought I was obsessed,...hey get this we are temporarily going thru a time when broads think theyre equal,..because the goverment and the free love generation decided that what they thought was good for everybody it aint and never will be,..
......if that broad had remained true she wouldnt be pushing up daises along with my twin brother,..the one nobody knew about so get it right when your decideing to be the last word in everything,..she was just a girl all the time she was alive now that shes gone she's the reverened decessed,.get a life, and whats with all this looser stuff? if you belegerants didnt overcharge everything breathing and starve your neighbors children so you could have a swimming pool you d all at least be the working poor and to busy to point fingers ,..so get a life will you? and it's been said forever till the goverment decided to destroy the family unit in this country blacks stay with blacks white stay with whites,..but its all politics today so theyre sacrificing your fathers ideals for a empowered womans world today get it right at least,..sheeesh,..
I don't know whom you think you are, but in my assessment, you are a black man who hates white women and have no respect for women in general, have no respect for the dead and idolize drug lords and gangsta's and blaming other people for your misery. People like you make me hate men, black men particularly,and I feel sorry for anyone that has to tolerate you. You may think Dave was so grand and my big sister was a slut but she was not that in the least. I may not know you and you don't know me but you need to have respect for the dead and grieving. Dave was your boy, but he is also a murderer and drug addict, psychopath. Too bad he didn't grab you on the way down to hell. I feel sorry for you.
RIP ERIKA

Bellport, NY

#82 Jul 16, 2014
WOW!!! Dave was a pos...Always was...Yes he loved Erika more than anything but you don't do this to someone you love...She was not a slut that was Dave feeding everyone lies and bs!!! I was there...I made a big mistake of dating this asshole and he was abussive in every way towards me too and had to get a restraining order!!! He tried to run me off the road, stalked me, and told me he was gonna kill me (shoot me) too but I laughed at him and didn't believe him even tho I knew he was crazy...I didn't know about the drugs but I'm not surprised...I was in that basement she was killed in and it disgusses me to even think he would have done this to this poor girl even tho I didn't know her...I just knew of her...Rip Erika you definitely didn't deserve this...
Davids brother

Freeport, NY

#83 Sep 3, 2015
I know that I will get a bunch of hate and most of the people on this feed will respond nastily. I knew Erika; Dave would always bring her around to family functions she was and still is a great person. As far as my brother goes.. Most that knew him saw a side that none of you are portraying. He was the type of person to do anything and everything for someone. Despite what all of you say my brother was and still is a great person at heart. This feed is to remember the lives of both Erika and David not trash one or the other. We are all adults here. Yes we all have lost someone near and dear to our hearts and let's face it who would really degrade their own family/friend. And the fact of the matter here is NOT who did what. Murder suicide or suicide pact. The fact is they are both gone and there is nothing that any of us can do except remember and honor their lives every single day. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about the two of them. It was unfortunate that both funerals landed on the same day cause our family was going to attend erikas ceremony. I've seen many feeds that have some familiar names. One that stands out is kelly. Like I stated earlier these feeds are to remember these lives not degrade. I understand hurt and frustration. Both souls are resting at peace despite what you may think. No one is rotting in hell burning. We are all mature adults there is no need for that. And again I undedtand hurt and frustration. Let Erika and Dave rest in peace.
Mcerro

East Meadow, NY

#84 Mar 17, 2016
KELLY HILDERBRANDT wrote:
THIS KEEPS COMING UP THAT I LIVE ALL OVER THE PLACE BUT I AM NOT AFRAID TO SAY THAT I LIVE IN WEST ISLIP, MY FAMILY IS SUFFERING EVERY DAY MISSING ERIKA, SHE WAS LOVED AND WILL BE MISSED TIL WE SEE HER AGAIN.
THE HILDERBRANDT FAMILY, KELLY, RICK, JAY AND SAMANTHA
F..K DAVES DENYING MOTHER MAYBE IF YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE OF A MOTHER AND RAISED YOUR CHILD CORRECTLY, ERIKA WOULD STILL BE HERE AND MAYBE YOUR SON WOULD STILL BE HERE, NORMAL TOO! I HOPE YOU CARRY THIS EVERY DAY TO YOUR GRAVE TOO!
You are a horrible person. How dare you say such things. You dont know his family, you dont know his life, and you cant blame his actions on his mother, who did the best she could do. You f****** a**hole. You should rot in hell
Mcerro

East Meadow, NY

#85 Mar 17, 2016
The odds of somebody reading this so many years later are low. But all I want to say is, its very very easy to watch something on TV, or hear about somethint via the internet or the news, and automatically say may the victim rest in peace; may the murderer rot in hell. But its completely differnt when you either know, or are apart of the family that is greiving David. They are human beings. They loved him, as many people loved Erika. For the people saying that his family, and his mother, should suffer forever, are just as disgusting as the act of murder itself. Have some f***ing compassion. May BOTH of their families find peace and acceptance through this tragic experience.

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