A memorial was erected Tuesday for Edgar Cruz, 12, who drowned Monday in Passion Puddle at Rutgers.

Jun 10, 2008 Full story: Courier News 90

Friends and schoolmates Tuesday visited a makeshift memorial at the edge of a Rutgers University pond where Edgar Cruz accidentally drowned the day before.

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Maria

Jackson, NJ

#23 Jun 12, 2008
many of us will miss u edgar u were a good friend u'll alwayz going to be in our hearts we love u we'll miss u r.i.p=*[
BERENiiSZE 3MENDA

Jackson, NJ

#24 Jun 12, 2008
WOW! LYFESZ CRASZY,,,HOW DOESZ A YUNG BOY SUCH ASZ EDGAR DIE AT SUCH A YUNG AGE...ITSZ SZO SAD TO KNO HE'SZ GONE NOW..I ALWAYSZ SEEN HIM IN DA STREETSZ WITH LIL KENNETH AND CRUSZiitO...I REMEMBER WEN HIM AND DA OTHA TWO TRIED TO JUMP ME 4 MAH CANDY
I ALWAYSZ SED DAT HE WASZ A BAD LIL BOY HIM AND DA OTHA TWO BOYSZ =/
BUT REALLY HE WASZ A YUNG BOY SWITCHING HISZ LYFFE AROUND..WELL HE WASZ DOING HISZ VERY BESZT AND THATSZ WAT COUNTEDd...
AND TO HISZ LIL FRIENDSZ DAT WERE WITH HIM YU DUMMIESZ SHULD BE ASHAME OF YA SELF...HOW WULD YU LEFT HIM GO LIKE DAT ,,,BUT REALLY DA QUESZTION ISZ WHY WULD HISZ DUMM GIRLFRIEND JUDGE HIM LIKE DAT OR WHY WULD DA OTHA TWO LET HIM GO ABOUT DOIN IT....
*// R.I.P EDGAR crUZ*//
phatgirlz

Bronx, NY

#25 Jun 12, 2008
first of all i am in love with edgar cruz and he knows that i love him and when he needed me i was always there. so esmalada should get a another sukrbread because i love him and she does not
LA LOKITA

United States

#26 Jun 12, 2008
R.I.P EDGAR MY LIL HOMIE MISS A LOT DOG U WILL ALWAYZ BE IN OUR HEART BUT U R IN BETTER PLACE NOE N U R WATCHIN OVER UZ MUCH LOVE
victor

Boonton, NJ

#27 Jun 12, 2008
r.i.p buddy i never known u well but ur my best freind ..
Teacher

Avenel, NJ

#28 Jun 12, 2008
Edgar was a loving boy. His death is unfortunate. We will always remember him and keep his memory in our hearts. I hope that students will learn from this. His family loved him. Edgar was full of love and living. Of course, he had to learn this from his family. Blame no on, his girl friend nor cousin, and especially the family. God wanted Edgar. It was his time. I know that Edgar would want his hair gel. So, please make sure he gets some. Edgar was full of love, not hate. So stop with all this nonsense.
Teacher

Avenel, NJ

#29 Jun 12, 2008
lord stirling school wrote:
the three girls lied that they did not know him. his girlfriend is esmeralda,the cousin was dalia. i think it was the girlfriend's falt because she told him to jump in the pond if he loved her
You need to shut up and do some homework. Who are you to put blame on innocent people.
Francisco F

Toms River, NJ

#30 Jun 13, 2008
I'm really from New Brunswick.Anyways,Edgar's funeral....well I can't really say that, but i'm doing better because it wasn't really my fault he got transfered.R.I.P buddy.R.I.P
indiy

Sunnyvale, CA

#31 Jun 13, 2008
lord stirling school wrote:
the three girls lied that they did not know him. his girlfriend is esmeralda,the cousin was dalia. i think it was the girlfriend's falt because she told him to jump in the pond if he loved her
no that is not truth u wasnt even there
Dird

Montville, NJ

#32 Jun 14, 2008
surendra wrote:
He was my best friend and he dird.
He was my best friend too and he dird.
BABY GIRL

Riverhead, NY

#33 Jun 14, 2008
i'M SORRY THIS HAD TO HAPPEN TO YOU BUT I'M SURE YOU'RE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW. I CAN'T STOP THINK OF U. EVERY TIME I READ THE NEWS PAPER ABOUT IT ALWAYS MAKES ME SAD AND MAKES ME START CRYING A LOT I JUST CAN'T STOP MYSELF FROM CRYING AND HOLDING IN MY FEELINGS. DOIS WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU KNOW SO NOW YOU DONT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING ANY MORE.
LOVE YOUR BABY GIRL FOREVER AND YOUR BEST FRIEND TOO:) WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS.
byob

Irvington, NJ

#34 Jun 14, 2008
It saddens us all to see a life end at such a young age. We see many children die of Cancer and other illnesses, but this could have been prevented. Edgar WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN SCHOOL THAT DAY, BUT WAS ABSENT.If he was in school his mother would not be grieving for his loss today. Ponds and lakes are dangerous-many other children have drowned in lakes and ponds.They appear to be shallow - but they can be deep and often what goes in does not come out, especially if you are not an experienced swimmer. Edgar spent alot of time in places where a 12 year old child should not be- throughout the streets of New Brunswick -and unfortunately his mother was often unaware of his activities. No one can be blamed here as no one would want this to happen, but all parents need to be more visible when it comes to the places their children go and people they associate with. He will be missed by the staff at Roosevelt & Paul Robeson School. We pray that god gives the mother and little Martin his younger brother the strength to go on.
diamondgirl

Irvington, NJ

#35 Jun 14, 2008
Edgar was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He should have been in school that day - ponds and lakes can be tricky - they don't look deep but they are - there should be a sign posted there that states - warning - not for swimming.
Of course - that may not prevent anyone from jumping in - kids play around - sometimes it takes is for another kid to dare you -like betcha you won't jump in.

His mom was never seen at school and she probably did not know she was absent that day.
diZ qoES OUT 2hyM

Jackson, NJ

#36 Jun 14, 2008
weLL 1stABle i didnT nOe hyM lyK dat either.
PerO Im ReallY sRy aboUT su MotheR. quE estas
sUfriendo mUcHOO..alsO B_cUZ
HE wuZ REaLly MAD cOOl..Nd da "sUPPoSLy qiRLfRIEND" ..WTF? IF Yu REALlY
Loved Me DO dAT??...HMM WELl EsmeRAldA
NOW Yu NOTICE dAt HE Wuz A reALLy qOOD gUY
..nD iM not nO1 2judgE yU but daTZ jst sOO
fUckED ^^miJita Va qUEDAr EN tU coNsiEncIa.:
EsPerO Y pUeDAs VivIR TRAnKILA+
y pOR ke>? sI tU lO kEriAs COMO dicES ahORa
whY yU dEny hYM? pOr KE NO lO alluDAsTEs??..
*R.I>P EdGaR crUZ* 6908
durrr

Jackson, NJ

#37 Jun 14, 2008
LOL idiot wrote:
what type of idiot drowns lol...
durrr
durrrr
thats what u get for skipping skool
do it agennn durrrr!!
DRAMATIZATION: JUMP if u love me!!
DUHHHH ok
WeRD ^^ yU FirsT haV 2shuT up
cUZ yU NEVE nOE waTZ qOiiNq 2HapPEN
hMM I bet yU woULd OF dONE dat 2 If yU realLy
lYK sUM1 Or NOT evEn cuZ aboUT wat YU wroTE
yU doNT haV a HeaRT...
diamondgirl

Irvington, NJ

#38 Jun 14, 2008
he was not kicked out of roosevelt- he moved to 230 commerical ave- and was transferred because of his address change.
sun

Irvington, NJ

#39 Jun 14, 2008
first of all - he was not mad cool. he was suspended alot when he was in school -in was in a gang- his mother never took an interest in his education -she never showed her face at school- he hung out till late at night in the streets and we all know the streets offers now promising future for anyone! and please whatever you do - i hope you do not write a letter or any type of message the way you just did when the time comes for you to get a real job- no one will hire you with that ghetto street lingo -
sun

Irvington, NJ

#40 Jun 14, 2008
to answer your question regaring: what type of idiot drowns?- how about you? who are you - an olympic swimmer? lakes and ponds have always been known to be dangerous - they appear to be shallow - but are very deceiving - they can be very deep - and often your foot can get caught in tree roots and rocks underneath. many kids have drowned over the years in Farrington lake in north brunswick - and even though this was a small pond - it can still happen!
if he was in school where he belonged - he would be alive right now- unfortunately he spent a great deal of time in the streets and his mother rarely knew where he was. I hope she becomes more actively invloved with her younger son - Martin Martinez - I feel for the mother's grief- regardless -
tonal

Irvington, NJ

#41 Jun 14, 2008
sorry to burst your bubble but edgar was involved with gangs and hung out in the streets- his interest was not in school - when you are in school all day -where your parents assume you are -you are safe - he told a teacher - f___.y___. one day - he was a piece of work - but even kids with problems can change -and turn their lives around - he was seen out and about late at night - he sort of ran his own show - no parental guidance here
a friend

Somerset, NJ

#44 Jun 15, 2008
everybody misses you edgar rest in peace

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