Old Bridge man, 21, dies in jump from Victory Bridge

Dec 4, 2007 Full story: Home News Tribune 60

SAYREVILLE: The man who jumped off the Victory Bridge to his death this morning has been identified as Francis Ancheta, 21, of Old Bridge, police said./p At 8:42 a.m., Ancheta parked his gray 2001 Nissan Altima ... via Home News Tribune

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Jeremy Sypniewski

Deltona, FL

#2 Dec 5, 2007
This was a personal friend of mine. He deserved better than this. No one has the right to judge what he did. He sacrificed his life for us. Daily struggles can make the strongest man lose his mind. My prayers go out to his family. I personally will be at his side when we bury him this weekend. He will always be loved and remembered.

Embrace your brothers and sisters. This is a reminder to keep your family and friends close. Let this fate never happen to anyone.

Forever in my heart and thoughts, Jeremy Sypniewski
Anthony w

AOL

#3 Dec 5, 2007
I knew Francis fairly well in highschool and am deeply saddened..My prayers go out to Francis and his family.I pray God would be with them.

As a reply to the post by Yesenia..i would like to pray for you..and if you ever wanted to talk id be more than happy to..I can only imagine the pain of such tragedies..
Anthony
Prisilla

Carlstadt, NJ

#5 Dec 6, 2007
I'm just a 9 to fiver who passes that bridge everyday and happened to be about 10 minutes or so behind Mr. Ancheta (God rest his soul)and I didn't quite know what was going on when I saw everyone parked on the side looking over. I had an idea but like I said, running to work as usual. Later, it saddened me to find out that such a young man would take such drastic measures. I definately don't judge him, there is only one who was perfect and that was Jesus. I don't know if there is recompense for him taking his life since no one can really say what happens to our souls after we pass. I do however have his family in prayer and I do wonder, "what could have been so terrible?" I'm also very curious to see what he looked like and I can't help but think about him everytime I pass over the bridge. I wonder, "God, could I have done something to prevent this if I would have been closer behind him?"
Jess

United States

#6 Dec 6, 2007
I too cross the victory bridge every morning for work and happened to be running late for work. I was crossing the bridge around 8:45 when I saw all of the police action. I saw the cars, and saw people looking over the railing of the bridge. I knew something bad had happened. I found out at work what had happened and became disturbed, esp. with the mention of what kind of car Francis was driving because I did remember seeing that car on the bridge. I kept thinking about if I had left earlier if I would have see him. This has been instilled in my mind. He has been on my mind the last 4 times I have crossed the bridge and wonder what he looked like as well. My thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time, as they are the ones who suffer the most in this type of situation.
This too shall pass

Huntington, NY

#7 Dec 7, 2007
I know life can be tough. It can however, also be a rollercoaster - ups and downs - good and bad. Sometimes years of bad, before the good ever comes around. Death is not the answer because it takes away the chance for the good to come.
Yesenia - I know that every crime scene is not cared for like we see on TV with shows like CSI, and of the like.

What appears to be end - may really be a new begining. My thoughts go out to all mourning.
Prisilla

Carlstadt, NJ

#8 Dec 7, 2007
Yesenia-I agree with "this too shall pass" the authorities don't always do the best job possible and it is a shame. I am very sorry for your loss but I implore you to seek good in this world and in your life. We all have purpose, however small, however big. Perhaps there is something positive that can come out of this situation for you that maybe you just haven't thought of, like being an advocate for placing a high fence/protector of some sort/a solution to prevent or make more difficult for someone to jump that bridge again.
I wish you all well and a peaceful Christmas time.
Rivera-Perth Amboy NJ

Abington, PA

#9 Dec 8, 2007
Yesenia, I suggest you consider a few things prior to posting your thoughts. You never know who is reading these posts and make sure your info is accurate. Your sister's death was tragic and plenty of people cared and looked for her. Your sister's body didn't wash up 8 months later, it was 7 months to the day that she jumped. If you hadn't been disowned by your family, you would know that. Fact is, you were screwing Ziomara's husband, Pee Wee and that's why she jumped! She had already lost her apartment and DYFS put her girls in your Mother's care. You broke your family's hearts and confused the girls, they all saw you for the snake you are. While your praying for your sister, pray for yourself. I'm sure looking back, it wasn't worth it. You lost your sister and it didn't work out with Peewee, you should try to save what's left of your relationship with your family. Get some help for yourself. Based on your post, sounds like your reaping what you've sewn. If you work on it now, God might have mercy on your soul.
Runner

Old Bridge, NJ

#10 Dec 9, 2007
Let there be peace. Bless the souls of those living and grieving over Francis' death. Live for now and let go of the past. With respect to Francis, keep this site about him. What we remember most of him. I do not have any memories of Francis but I know his mom. She's very hard-working,kind and prays every moment of the day. God bless his soul and his families.
We will now pray for the ones that are left behind and for his soul to rest in peace. We will continue to live for NOW. God Bless
Dan Garay

Calverton, NY

#11 Dec 13, 2007
Gonna miss you bro. Always enjoyed talking to you in high school and that one time at brookdale. You were a cool dude.
Fabian

Denville, NJ

#12 Dec 20, 2007
I drive over that bridge every day and what stops me from stopping my car and taking the easy way out? You people are weak you come from weak genes if it was not for advances in medicine you would already be dead good luck in your double wide..
Rick

Red Lion, PA

#13 Dec 22, 2007
R.I.P Ziomara Rivera
Fred

Newark, NJ

#14 Dec 29, 2007
Holy crap! She was bangin' PeeWee? so was I.
Prisilla

Carlstadt, NJ

#15 Jan 23, 2008
Wow Rivera; what a mud drag. Do you really think that was necessary? It sounds like Yesenia is already going through a tough time about the whole thing. Who are we to judge?

Fred, funny, all except the "so was I" thing.
LHRO

Iselin, NJ

#16 Jan 30, 2008
Rivera-Perth Amboy NJ wrote:
Yesenia, I suggest you consider a few things prior to posting your thoughts. You never know who is reading these posts and make sure your info is accurate. Your sister's death was tragic and plenty of people cared and looked for her. Your sister's body didn't wash up 8 months later, it was 7 months to the day that she jumped. If you hadn't been disowned by your family, you would know that. Fact is, you were screwing Ziomara's husband, Pee Wee and that's why she jumped! She had already lost her apartment and DYFS put her girls in your Mother's care. You broke your family's hearts and confused the girls, they all saw you for the snake you are. While your praying for your sister, pray for yourself. I'm sure looking back, it wasn't worth it. You lost your sister and it didn't work out with Peewee, you should try to save what's left of your relationship with your family. Get some help for yourself. Based on your post, sounds like your reaping what you've sewn. If you work on it now, God might have mercy on your soul.
HAH AWESOME!
Perth Amboy posse

Williamstown, NJ

#17 Feb 5, 2008
Whatever Rivera-YOU need to watch what you post on the internet. You know the world is a small place. YOU AND YESENIA were screwin Pee Wee and I know cause he told me. You need to chill and stop actin like your S*** dont stink cause it does and he told me. Ya- you know who this is. And you should stop hangin around the high school when the kids get our after school. Bout to call the cops on yo Azz. BIATCH!
Prisilla

Carlstadt, NJ

#18 Feb 7, 2008
You guys really give Hispanics a bad name. This was a forum started for Francis remember? A troubled young man who threw himself off the bridge? Totally Ghetto...
jersey girl

Jersey City, NJ

#20 Feb 26, 2008
Yesenia, I suggest you consider a few things prior to posting your thoughts. You never know who is reading these posts and make sure your info is accurate. Your sister's death was tragic and plenty of people cared and looked for her. Your sister's body didn't wash up 8 months later, it was 7 months to the day that she jumped. If you hadn't been disowned by your family, you would know that. Fact is, you were screwing Ziomara's husband, Pee Wee and that's why she jumped! She had already lost her apartment and DYFS put her girls in your Mother's care. You broke your family's hearts and confused the girls, they all saw you for the snake you are. While your praying for your sister, pray for yourself. I'm sure looking back, it wasn't worth it. You lost your sister and it didn't work out with Peewee, you should try to save what's left of your relationship with your family. Get some help for yourself. Based on your post, sounds like your reaping what you've sewn. If you work on it now, God might have mercy on your soul.

""Everything" " that "Rivera" post here is nothing but the TRUTH!!.IF IT WASN'T BECAUSE OF DET.RIVERA AND THE PERTH AMBOY POLICE DEPT AND OTHER SERVICES. THE FAMILY HAVE BEEN VERY GRATEFULLY WITH EVERYONES HELP.. Yesenia should be a shame of herself She has done nothing but Cause the Family Pain.WE the family have Disowned her Every since we found out that he has sleeping with Ziomara man.. That's just Plain sick. and the family can't get it out of our minds that because Yesenia couldn't keep her legs close.also that she couldn't mind her own business.Ziomara took her own life cuz she couldn't bare that her Blood Sister "Yesenia" if that's what you can call a sister Slept with her man.IT'S IN GOD'S HAND KNOW.God might have mercy on your soul.BECAUSE WE WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU FOR ALL THE PAIN YOU HAVE PUT THIS FAMILY THREW,OR EVEN WORSE WHAT YOU HAVE PUT YOUR NICES THREW BECAUSE OF YOU THEY DON'T HAVE THERE MOMMY.How can you sleep at night knowing that your the cause of your SISTER life??????????

LIKE I SAID God might have mercy on your soul.

BECAUSE WE WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU FOR ALL THE PAIN YOU HAVE PUT THIS FAMILY THREW........
jersey girl

Jersey City, NJ

#21 Feb 26, 2008
My Prayers go out to Francis love ones. I personally know,what you all are going threw.

it's a shame that other ppl have to come to this post to talk stuff about someone that has nothing to do with your love one.

i'm sorry for posting on here also.. but i also had to set Yesenia staight....Ziomara was and will always be my best Friend. Yesenia let Ziomara R.I.P What's done is done.

once again

My Prayers go out to Francis love ones.
Fred

United States

#22 Feb 29, 2008
Yo, peewee was a freak, word. He tossed my salad for $5. That shit is FvCKED UP!
PEE WEE

Williamstown, NJ

#23 Mar 6, 2008
Freaky Deeky Niggy!

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