NYT: Why Was Ridgefield Student in Montclair?

The death of Ridgefield student Brian Schiavetti has raised more questions than answers, according to a New York Times article.


A which left 21-year-old Ridgefield High School graduate  dead on Sunday still has no answers, but more details have been revealed in a New York Times article published today.

Persons in the article that the Times quoted, including Schiavetti’s family and several friends, expressed dismay as to why the young man was in New Jersey at all. 

The Times reports that the apartment building in which Schiavetti was killed was known for drug deals: “Residents of the building said that many tenants were transients, and that drug dealing was common,” the article states.

However, Schiavetti apparently has no criminal record and was by all means a at Villanova University last semester.

According to the Times, a witness at the scene said a “plum colored SUV” drove up to the building, dropped off Schiavetti and another man and then drove off. The two men entered the building and “appeared to be friends,” a witness reportedly told the Times.

Shortly thereafter, there was gunfire. 

Then: “In a few moments, the other man would sprint out the back door, his hand wrapped in a towel,” the Times reports.

Montclair police confirmed they have a suspect but nobody in custody, according to the article. 

Read the full article here.

Bob J August 02, 2012 at 02:28 PM
I'm not sure it's any of my business why the poor kid was there. And if you think it's any of your business, I respectfully disagree. A young man was murdered at a very young age. His family must be devastated. Can we stop this TMZ mentality? I mean it's one thing to speculate about phony people who are famous for being famous, but this is a real family. Let's leave them alone. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Through the Rearview August 02, 2012 at 02:42 PM
disagree with Bob J. This is a family matter and they should be left alone. BUT "why he was there" is a widespread problem across the US and especially FC.. I doubt I need to say what the problem is. Wake up people.
Through the Rearview August 02, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Moving along is the classic fairfield county attitude to real problems. If its not your kid - let it be... Well once your kid enters high school and your prescription pills start dissapearing maybe you might want to take a closer look


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