Fairfield police getting tips in inve...

Fairfield police getting tips in investigate of teen's death

There are 73 comments on the WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut story from May 5, 2008, titled Fairfield police getting tips in investigate of teen's death. In it, WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut reports that:

Fairfield police say they're getting a lot of help in their investigation into the shooting death of a teenager last week.

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Since: Apr 08

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#67 May 16, 2008
Ahmed's answer makes sense...
Still in Stamford

Morristown, NJ

#68 May 18, 2008
Geez, I didn't know s-c-u-m-bags was a dirty word that had to be replaced by this forum with ****!
idealist

Monroe, CT

#69 May 18, 2008
Jeff H wrote:
Does anyone proofread headlines?
I dont no if day do buhcuz you kin finde in earer evreeday. May be day half dem videeo makin midl skoolerz from nu britin proofreedin or sump in.
sick_of_your_shi t

Centereach, NY

#70 May 20, 2008
He didn't kill himself moron. It's hard to shoot yourself in the back of the head twice. so instead of throwing random s h i t out there check your facts.
valkyrie35- I feel sorry for you. get a life. Meet people (real people, no computer involved) You'd be lucky to find ONE friend, half as good as any one of kyle's MANY friends.
Student from FWHS

Centereach, NY

#71 May 20, 2008
Ok, I'm done fighting you people on your ignorance. I know you're going to say this shit no matter what. I'm in high school, rumors aren't new. The only thing I was suggesting is that you show some sensitivity.

It's really hard to explain to you people what it's like to be 17 and realize your friend is dead. I don't think it's possible to express what it's like to go a wake, and see a person you saw in the hall a week ago, in a coffin. I wasn't really close friends with Kyle, and it was harder than anything I have ever gone though. So I can't even begin to imagine what it was like for his best friends and family.

Since the moment they announced it at school, our lives have been changed forever. So those of you like valkyrie35, who are just trying to find something to fight about, will forget about this eventually. Every student at Fairfield Warde High School will remember this forever.

I can't speak for everyone at Warde, but from the people I've talked with, including a lot of Kyle's closest friends, most of us feel similarly about this. We're scared shitless knowing that there's someone capable of killing one of our classmates roaming around our town. We're mad as hell that they haven't gotten caught yet, and we're tired of people guessing how he died. We want to know the truth.
another kid from warde

Centereach, NY

#72 May 21, 2008
I totally agree. I felt the same. It was so surreal to be standing around kyle's memorial spot at warde that Monday. There were over 200 kids standing around before school paying their respects.

And the wake and the funeral, holy shit. "Student from FWHS" said it all, you guys are being assholes. I wasn't close with kyle, but I knew him from the halls and stuff, and even for me it was the hardest thing ever. Everyone who went to the wake was balling. It's so scary to think someone our age could die such a brutal death.

It'd be nice if u guys could stop being jerks, and wait until the reason for his death is released before judging. How much of a dick would you feel like if you found out you were wrong and found out it wasn' t Kyle’s fault at all

My regards are with Kyles friends and family. RIP Kyle.
yet another warde student

Centereach, NY

#73 May 21, 2008
I agree with all that Student from FWHS and Another Kid from Warde said. Respect the feelings of people who knew him. He was a cool kid. It's kindda sad to hear people talking shit about a teen who was just murdered. RIP Kyle, we miss you man.

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#74 May 22, 2008
"You'd be lucky to find ONE friend, half as good as any one of kyle's MANY friends."

---Maybe, but someone killed him. Might even have been someone he thought was a friend.

"We're mad as hell that they haven't gotten caught yet, and we're tired of people guessing how he died. We want to know the truth."

---That makes sense, but in order to find out the truth, ALL avenues should be explored by the police. If they go into an investigation taking the public's word for it that he had no enemies, that everyone loved him, that no one would have a motive to kill him, they'd have to just close the case and let it go cold and chock it up to an unexplained mystery. Instead, I'm simply suggesting that it could very well have been a friend or family member. Or, yeah, even a friend of a friend as someone else suggested. But sweeping the whole thing under the carpet like most of you want to do is just wrong. I'd be willing to bet if his ghost could talk, if he did know his killer HE would want every angle explored instead of keeping him on a pedestal and having the case go unsolved.

FYI: I have never ever suggested there is anything good about the situation. Some of you more angry posters seem to think that my not accepting that no one had a motive means I somehow didn't like the kid. That's not true at all. I didn't know him, but I don't think murder is ever right. It is sad, but if I were in charge of the investigation, I wouldn't stop till I could say EVERY angle had been explored over and over till the killer was found. But that's wrong right? You guys would celebrate your love for him by letting it go. Personally, I don't want friends who would do that.
Still in Stamford

Morristown, NJ

#75 May 22, 2008
valkyrie35 wrote:
"You'd be "We're mad as hell that they haven't gotten caught yet, and we're tired of people guessing how he died. We want to know the truth."
---That makes sense, but in order to find out the truth, ALL avenues should be explored by the police. If they go into an investigation taking the public's word for it that he had no enemies, that everyone loved him, that no one would have a motive to kill him, they'd have to just close the case and let it go cold and chock it up to an unexplained mystery. Instead, I'm simply suggesting that it could very well have been a friend or family member. Or, yeah, even a friend of a friend as someone else suggested. But sweeping the whole thing under the carpet like most of you want to do is just wrong. I'd be willing to bet if his ghost could talk, if he did know his killer HE would want every angle explored instead of keeping him on a pedestal and having the case go unsolved.
FYI: I have never ever suggested there is anything good about the situation. Some of you more angry posters seem to think that my not accepting that no one had a motive means I somehow didn't like the kid. That's not true at all. I didn't know him, but I don't think murder is ever right. It is sad, but if I were in charge of the investigation, I wouldn't stop till I could say EVERY angle had been explored over and over till the killer was found. But that's wrong right? You guys would celebrate your love for him by letting it go. Personally, I don't want friends who would do that.
I'm not sure where you got the idea that anyone wants to just let this go and not find out who killed Kyle, but you're just completely wrong. His family and friends want the murderer caught more than you do, that's for sure. No one has suggested that Kyle was perfect and that there's no way he could have been involved with the wrong people, only that no evidence of that has been found. The police haven't said there are any leads that suggest anything concrete at this point. If there are, no one knows about it. Kyle's mother was even on News 12 appealing for anyone who may know anything at all to go to the police. The fact is, that as far as anyone has said right now, Kyle was a normal typical teenager with no known enemies. If that's not the case, friends and family want to know that too. We are just trusting that the police know what they're doing and ARE exploring every avenue available to them. In the meantime, friends and family are just remembering him for who he was to them. They do want this case solved, desperately, even if it were to turn out he had another side to him that no one knew about - they just want to know what happened that day and why he was targeted. No one is putting him on a pedestal. But the fact is, if this happened to him, it could happen to anyone, and that's really scary. We all want this person caught so they can't do this to someone else. Why can't you accept that he was a really well-liked kid with no known enemies? Is that so hard to believe? If he had an enemy, at this point, no one knows about that person or people.
I doubt you care, but here's a link to an article that talks more about the kind of guy he was.

http://www.fairfieldweekly.com/article.cfm...

Maybe if you read it, you'll get a sense of who he was, and why no one who knew him can think of a person with a motive. If someone knows something, so far they aren't talking. But everyone who cared about him really does want to know, no matter what happened that day. You have assumed an awful lot in your comments claiming that those who loved him want to sweep this under the carpet. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Still in Stamford

Morristown, NJ

#76 May 22, 2008
Student from FWHS wrote:
The only thing I was suggesting is that you show some sensitivity.
It's really hard to explain to you people what it's like to be 17 and realize your friend is dead. I don't think it's possible to express what it's like to go a wake, and see a person you saw in the hall a week ago, in a coffin. I wasn't really close friends with Kyle, and it was harder than anything I have ever gone though. So I can't even begin to imagine what it was like for his best friends and family.
Since the moment they announced it at school, our lives have been changed forever. So those of you like valkyrie35, who are just trying to find something to fight about, will forget about this eventually. Every student at Fairfield Warde High School will remember this forever.
I can't speak for everyone at Warde, but from the people I've talked with, including a lot of Kyle's closest friends, most of us feel similarly about this. We're scared shitless knowing that there's someone capable of killing one of our classmates roaming around our town. We're mad as hell that they haven't gotten caught yet, and we're tired of people guessing how he died. We want to know the truth.
Dear Friends of Kyle, from Fairfield, Wilton, Maine and anywhere else - I want you to know there are a lot of people who are sensitive to your pain and thinking of all of you and praying for you.
There was a sizable group of people at Kyle's wake and funeral who have been friends with the family for many years - when Kyle was young and lived in Wilton, and his family was intact, they went to a church where they had a lot of friends and people who loved them. The minister who gave the homily at the service was from that church. He's a youth pastor and I know that if any one of you need someone to talk to about it, you could go to him and find tremendous support. He also knew Kyle well.
We were all affected by the sight of so many teenagers coming out to show their love for Kyle. It spoke volumes about the kind of person he was, and was of great comfort to his family to know how much you all loved him, and that you were all so willing to share your memories and stories about him with everyone else.
All of the adults there from that church, many of whom have children close to your age, know how hard it was and is for you to lose a friend in such a violent way at your age. Even for me, this was the hardest wake and funeral I have ever attended - and I've been to many - this was harder even than when my own father died. I think because he was so young and because you are all so young. Seeing so many teenagers at a funeral was a very sobering thing.
Kyle's death was senseless - a young man with his whole life ahead of him - taken from those who loved him in such a violent way.
But you have the power to let this terrible tragedy change you for the better. Live life in a way that you will never regret - tell the people you love how much you care every chance you get. Make your life count in tangible ways by helping others; band together and help each other through this and don't be afraid to reach out to others when you need help. Yes, you will remember this always and never be the same again. Hopefully when you get past the raw pain, you will embrace the qualities you saw and loved in Kyle and become more kind, more compassionate, more loving and more caring toward others. You will also have a bond with each other that you wouldn't have had if it weren't for this tragedy.
Meanwhile, a lot of people are praying that someone will come forward with something that will lead the police to the killer and will answer the questions about what really happened that day. And besides that, a lot of people are also praying for you, so please remember that when you are thinking about Kyle and feeling sad. I believe he would want you to find strength and comfort.
Still in Stamford

Morristown, NJ

#78 May 23, 2008
Ahmed wrote:
Does DCF have blood on its hands again?
Those of you who read my posts know that I have been encouraging Alan Cohn and Dick Blumenthal to follow through on something.
Both men stated their commitment to fully investigate the case of the DCF foster child kept in a "cage" by a Stratford foster family. They were both gung-ho when the story broke, like two frat boys on Thursday nite.
Neither of these men have kept their word. Frankly Blumenthal is a disgrace and it does not surprise me.
I expected more from WTNH and Alan Cohn. But apparently WTNH is more interested in discussing fecal matter on computer keyboards and Christmas decorations in the town of Winsted.
Alan Cohn is should be ashamed of himself. He has no right calling himself an investigative reporter until he actually does an investigation. He is a sensationalist and lacks journalistic integrity.
Blumenthal is far worse. He is a weasel.
Maybe now that another innocent life has been lost at the hands of DCF Alan will get off his behind and start making some phone calls.
Perhaps he should start with a call to Raymond Mancuso. What are his concerns?
Hey Alan....make yourself worthy of that George Foster Peabody Award, follow through on what you said you would do.
Ahmed, what on earth does DCF have to do with this case? NOTHING, as far as I can tell...save your posts for a different forum.
Warde Student

Centereach, NY

#79 May 23, 2008
I know that a lot of my friends who were really close to kyle have been really open with the police. No matter what the info is they've been calling and giving tips.
People arn't ignoring the posibility that there was somthing we didn't know about kyle. We all want this solved.
I don't care if there was some part of kyles life I didn't know about. I'll remember him for what he was to me. And if he was less than perfect, that's ok with me. I'm not perfect, but I'm only 17 I'm supposed to mess up. Kyle was only 17, he should've been aloud to mess up and learn from it. RIP<3
Annoyed

Indiana, PA

#81 May 1, 2013
it happens wrote:
heartless? sure, why not. you dont even know me and judge me by a comment i make. a year ago, my best friend was found dead in a hotel room of a drug overdose. he was 33, had a 7 year old daughter and a wife batteling breast cancer. and he was white. not one ounce of news coverage. and the guy who he met at that hotel to get his drugs from, is running free and living and enjoying life. now that is a tragedy. should i thank god he took a friend away even though he had his deamons?
Why do you feel the need to compare tragedies? Like how old are you? So, maybe you should consider being a little more respectful next time and if you have a problem with news coverage, take it up with the media.--not on a public post about a completely different situation with people who are mourning the death of a loved one. Your comment was highly inappropriate.

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