Police trying to determine how 12-year-old Potsdam boy died in alleged beating Monday

Oct 25, 2011 Full story: North Country Now 101

Police say they are trying to determine how 12-year-old Garret Philips died after an alleged beating in Potsdam late Monday afternoon.

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Give yourself up scumbag

Washington, DC

#1 Oct 25, 2011
To the scumbag who did this to young Garrett Phillips and his family... turn yourself in you dirt bag. You have no chance of fleeing from this small town.
RIP Garret

Northfield, VT

#2 Oct 25, 2011
Police investigate death of 12-year-old boy

http://hudsonvalley.ynn.com/content/top_ ...
many tears

Syracuse, NY

#3 Oct 25, 2011
I can't believe this happened in this town. I moved away from the city to get away from shi*. The little boy was so cute that I cried when I saw his picture. Who ever did this needs to pay. If the police can't figure it out they need the FBI to get here. This crime can't go unsolved. Anyone with information please contact the police i am sure you can remain anonymous. Be on the look out for suspicious family members, friends or anyone that behaves suspicious when the poor little boy is mentioned or is suspicious in general or anyone that you know of that left or is leaving town in a hurry. In my opinion these people are suspects. I know nothing besides what I read on here about this. I did not know him. I have kids myself and I am heartbroken for him and his family.

Sincerely,
A Concerned Citizen
i heard

United States

#4 Oct 26, 2011
i heard they took his ex stepfather into custody this morning and his name is hillary a coach at clarkson what a terrible thing
ABC

Syracuse, NY

#5 Oct 26, 2011
I just wanna say that noboday has been taken into custoy, so "I heard"...you heard wrong. Just Saying
Wrong

Guilderland, NY

#6 Oct 26, 2011
abc

Springfield, MA

#7 Oct 26, 2011
Wrong wrote:
http://www.mpcourier.com/artic le/20111026/NEWS09/111029815/- 1/dco_breakingnews
That was posted after I commented!
making noise

Gouverneur, NY

#8 Oct 26, 2011
Hey Potsdam, we want answers as to what is going on with this case. Work hard an demand the truth. If this boy died at the hands of and educated man then we need to know.

this stuff is not suppose to happen in God's country. Northeren NY is still a safe place to live. Where is the mother and what is she saying about this?
Sorrow- filled

Schenevus, NY

#9 Oct 26, 2011
To "I Heard", the Hilary guy is NOT his step-father, it was his mother's ex-boyfriend.

I have to give credit, however, at least you are reporting that you heard it and not that it is facts! THAT is greatly appreciated! Something that seems to be a big issue on this blog!!
i heard

United States

#10 Oct 26, 2011
im not trying to spread gossip this is a terrible thing i just want justice for the phillips collings family if it is needed the entire thing just puzzles everyone first the news post that it was a beating then the landlords says he never saw a mark it is just crazy we will just have to wait for the facts and i new they picked up hillary bc i know about 14 friends who work at clarkson so it spread fast and yes i did know he dated the mom not married to her i also know casey collings was dating her to and not sure if they were back together but i know he is by her side hes a kind person and so is she i also knew the boys real father well it was so sad to lose him and know his son that took a place in everyones hearts with the loss of his dad lets all pray and wish for the best out come thinking of the family and friends
Blame sucks

Liverpool, NY

#11 Oct 26, 2011
Ya know Nick Hillary, Clarkson soccer coach was not just the X-boyfriend of Garret Phillips but outed for international espionage for being sent to the US to infiltrate academic institutions in a covert attempt to uncover numerous secrets to be sent back to mother Russia. Garrets mom had broke up with this Russian spy and was being stalked according to another of her X's!! First why would you even bring someone like that into your life much less the life of your children? Second, your being stalked, yet your 12yr old was still home alone. I just think those are alot of demons to have to sleep with at night.
stupid remarks

Winthrop, NY

#12 Oct 27, 2011
and to you mr. blame- you must take an asshole pill in the morning- or possibly you were just born one. what a bunch of shitty things to say/imply.we are talking about potsdam here you douche bag. where a 12 year old ought to be safe while mom runs an errand for a few minutes.he wasn;t out on the streets- he was in his own home. and someone had it in for such a young boy. who would have motive? shifting the blame to mom is real low of you.as if mom and the family don;t have enough to deal with.yes- mr. blame you are one heartless=ignorant asswipe. there is no humor in this tragedy at all- and your attempt to do so is moronic.
megga worried for potsdam

United States

#14 Oct 28, 2011
well there is no arrest and it is a murder but they tell the community not to panic or worry what about trick or treating i think potsdam should def have it on a day not at night for sure untill someone is in custody murder dont happend in potsdam ny i know there have been a few it is a big deal to me and i dont live in potsdam and im affraid for all the residents there the public needs answers and know this is bull telling the public not to worry hello
Curious

Saranac Lake, NY

#15 Oct 28, 2011
Just curious why the police didn't say to people be extra cautious like secure your doors and windows and report suspicious activities. It just doesn't seem to make sense. I know the police didn't say it was a murder at first out of the respect of the family until after the funeral. It was right on the same day it came out so what was really the difference? The family apparently knew anyway. I think even the school was saying don't worry. Why deceive the public? I just wonder if the police do really know who did it? It could have been someone who had a key to that apartment. Why was the window screen broken and bent like it was I wonder? That is a second floor window. It is too bad more could not have been to save him while all of this horrific thing was going on at the time. I hope they nail who ever did this and give them the death penalty because they deserve it!
so sad

Ogdensburg, NY

#16 Oct 31, 2011
if he did jump somone must have a broken ankle or just made the scene look like that and went out the door and locked it

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#17 Nov 1, 2011
I find it a little strange this man has a sprained/broken ankle.
Someone posted earlier that the screen to Garrets bedroom window (2nd story), was bent in?
Hmmm... I wonder, I know if I jumped at that distance, I could possibly break my own. Seems plausible enough this man could be a suspect. Which, I'm sure the police have looked into.

Garret: May God grant your soul the peace it deserves! Rest in Peace young man!

Family: thanks to the Internet, prayers are being said throughout the country for you! May God bless you, and grant you some solace and peace in one of the most horrible times a person could experience. My heart aches for you!

May there be a resolution as soon as possible!
Not Judging

Syracuse, NY

#18 Nov 1, 2011
RE the post that said: "First why would you even bring someone like that into your life much less the life of your children?"...

If the person who did this to Garrett was someone his Mom knew, then I imagine he/she wasn't walking around with a button on his/her shirt that said, "I am a sociopath -- Beware." Many sociopaths are charming and astute; they can fool many people and get away with a great deal before people start questioning something a bit "off" in their behavior. I knew Garrett well, and his Mom, and she was very attentive to her boys and a good mother to them. They came first in her life. Someone killed an innocent young boy. Let's not become that kind of community that starts to blame the mother for a senseless crime. She doesn't deserve that.
Very Odd

Saranac Lake, NY

#19 Nov 2, 2011
This little boy has been murdered. The police tell this after the little boy was buried. The school says it is just as safe today as it was yesterday. That is an ironic statement to say the least. It is appearing the police do not know who killed this little boy or you would think they would have been arrested by now.

I recall the drowning of the college student in Canton and a long time ago there a young woman who was killed in a hit and run in front of one the colleges. I also recall a college student was left for dead in a drinking hazing incident. College towns do have a different mix of people from all over the place. There is also alot of sex offenders running around in most communities today. You also problems with robberies and drugs. It is not safe in Potsdam, New York or any town.
animal-killer

Syracuse, NY

#20 Nov 3, 2011
maybe that crazy chick who killed the animals did it? wouldn't surprise me.
get it

Camillus, NY

#21 Nov 3, 2011
Very Odd wrote:
This little boy has been murdered. The police tell this after the little boy was buried. The school says it is just as safe today as it was yesterday. That is an ironic statement to say the least. It is appearing the police do not know who killed this little boy or you would think they would have been arrested by now.
I recall the drowning of the college student in Canton and a long time ago there a young woman who was killed in a hit and run in front of one the colleges. I also recall a college student was left for dead in a drinking hazing incident. College towns do have a different mix of people from all over the place. There is also alot of sex offenders running around in most communities today. You also problems with robberies and drugs. It is not safe in Potsdam, New York or any town.
I think that it is a serial killer. The Wing boy has been missing for over a year. They never found his murderer either. Be careful everyone!!

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