Fairfield murder/suicide victims ID'd

Fairfield murder/suicide victims ID'd

There are 19 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Jan 8, 2008, titled Fairfield murder/suicide victims ID'd. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The husband and wife in last night's murder/suicide on Mayweed Road have been identified by police as Jonathan B. Brookner, 56, and Rita M. Joyce, 52.

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reading readiness

Shelton, CT

#1 Jan 8, 2008
What happened to their dog?
Kay

Mableton, GA

#2 Jan 8, 2008
reading readiness wrote:
What happened to their dog?
Nobody ever shoots the dog too! Too bad he didn't reverse the order and take himself out first...
Muhammed Jihad

Hobart, Australia

#3 Jan 8, 2008
How did this woman drive this poor man to this?
James beardsley

Clifton, NJ

#4 Jan 8, 2008
Muhammed Jihad wrote:
How did this woman drive this poor man to this?
it was jihad
James beardsley

Clifton, NJ

#5 Jan 8, 2008
Kay wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody ever shoots the dog too! Too bad he didn't reverse the order and take himself out first...
the gold fish tank was spilled ou too! those poor fishes
mamacl

AOL

#8 Jan 8, 2008
Muhammed Jihad wrote:
How did this woman drive this poor man to this?
what kind of statement is that, Jihad????????
Dan

AOL

#9 Jan 8, 2008
there's a lot of wak jobs out there
pwilson

Sandy Hook, CT

#11 Jan 8, 2008
When this story was first reported, it said a 911 call at 8:11 pm from a female.
Police arrive at 8:15 pm.

In the second story, it is reported the 911 call at 8:11 pm was a hang up.
Then, dispatcher called back, and women said "you better get here now!"
The time must now be 8:12 ?
Then ,dispatcher calls back again.This time a man answers.
The time must be around 8:13 ?
So we know she is alive around 8:12
And he is alive around 8:13

Police arrive at 8:15

Didn't anyone hear 2 gunshots at 8:13 - 8:14 ?
pwilson

Sandy Hook, CT

#13 Jan 8, 2008
pwilson wrote:
When this story was first reported, it said a 911 call at 8:11 pm from a female.
Police arrive at 8:15 pm.
In the second story, it is reported the 911 call at 8:11 pm was a hang up.
Then, dispatcher called back, and women said "you better get here now!"
The time must now be 8:12 ?
Then ,dispatcher calls back again.This time a man answers.
The time must be around 8:13 ?
So we know she is alive around 8:12
And he is alive around 8:13
Police arrive at 8:15
Didn't anyone hear 2 gunshots at 8:13 - 8:14 ?
And the police were 60 seconds away?
zelaznoG leoJ

Randolph, NJ

#14 Jan 8, 2008
If a tree falls in the Forest and there is no one there to hear it. Did it make noise?
pwilson wrote:
When this story was first reported, it said a 911 call at 8:11 pm from a female.
Police arrive at 8:15 pm.
In the second story, it is reported the 911 call at 8:11 pm was a hang up.
Then, dispatcher called back, and women said "you better get here now!"
The time must now be 8:12 ?
Then ,dispatcher calls back again.This time a man answers.
The time must be around 8:13 ?
So we know she is alive around 8:12
And he is alive around 8:13
Police arrive at 8:15
Didn't anyone hear 2 gunshots at 8:13 - 8:14 ?
insider

San Jose, CA

#16 Jan 9, 2008
Apparently she was involved with a co-worker. Before the shooting, he sent an email to her place of business with "proof" of the affair. It was threatening in nature and unfortunately the shooting came too soon after the email for any of the recipients to warn her.

This is terribly tragic!
Mary

New Rochelle, NY

#17 Jan 9, 2008
reading readiness wrote:
What happened to their dog?
I saw on the news the dog sitting in the car with their dog walker. She is caring for the dog now.
It is so so sad

Boston, MA

#18 Jan 9, 2008
I really hope you are not just spreading rumors!!!! How would you know coming from CA? I am not attacking I just want to know if youa re just spitting garbage or do you really know.

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#19 Jan 9, 2008
The whole thing is just too damn sad...
Miranda Writes

AOL

#20 Jan 9, 2008
mamacl wrote:
<quoted text>
what kind of statement is that, Jihad????????
If you knew what Jihad meant, you wouldn't have to ask "what kind of statement is that."

Jihad- you're humor is wasted here. The'll just bash you for it and take it literally.

PMSL

“Have some respect”

Since: Nov 07

DOSE IT MATTER

#23 Jan 9, 2008
VERY SAD ==========MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY!
I knew them both

Evanston, IL

#25 Sep 17, 2013
This story continues to perplex me as I worked with Jonathan and knew Rita through Johnathan.

Rita was great, an attractive and smart red haired woman.

Johnathan was smart, witty, and had a cutting sense of humor. I got along well with him.

Johnathan was a "get along" sort of guy, rolled easy with the punches, and was a poster child for some one you would describe as "even keeled".

He was not a crack pot. Not a hot head. Not crazed. He was mythodical and systemic. He knew the consequences of his actions and planned accordingly.

The murder he committed was certainly well thought out. I never would have predicted it, and I knew him. That is why it is preplexing.
No you are

Trenton, NJ

#26 Sep 18, 2013
I knew them both wrote:
This story continues to perplex me as I worked with Jonathan and knew Rita through Johnathan.
Rita was great, an attractive and smart red haired woman.
Johnathan was smart, witty, and had a cutting sense of humor. I got along well with him.
Johnathan was a "get along" sort of guy, rolled easy with the punches, and was a poster child for some one you would describe as "even keeled".
He was not a crack pot. Not a hot head. Not crazed. He was mythodical and systemic. He knew the consequences of his actions and planned accordingly.
The murder he committed was certainly well thought out. I never would have predicted it, and I knew him. That is why it is preplexing.
I believe no one truly knows anyone. Even spouses. What you knew of him is what he allowed you to see.

Very, very sad. I'm sorry for your loss.
I knew them both

Evanston, IL

#27 Apr 28, 2014
No you are wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe no one truly knows anyone. Even spouses. What you knew of him is what he allowed you to see.
Very, very sad. I'm sorry for your loss.
Thank you for your thoughts.

You are absolutely correct. I did not not truly know Jonathan. As a colleague I can say without a doubt in my mind, and I believe my fellow colleagues would agree, that he was as I described him.

He did not fit the profile of a murderer by any stretch. But, he was methodical and thoughtful at work and I guess his methodology carried through to the end by evidence of the Fedex'ing and emails and subsequent dual deaths.

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