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    Sunday, June 16, 2024

    Why no charged case of hit-and-run death in Stonington

    I am a resident of Stonington, and personally did not know Gary Piver who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Stonington, March 6, 2023. On March 8, local newspapers simultaneously reported that the Stonington Deputy Police Chief said, “a person of interest has been identified after the suspect vehicle was located and seized.”

    It has now been over two months since Gary Piver was killed and there has been absolutely no news published about any status or progress in updating the pursuit of the guilty person who committed this crime. This event was tragic regardless of the specific circumstances and, more so, if you know the history of how and why Gary Piver was on that road, on a bike at that time.

    The lack of news, which also implies a lack of progress, is disturbing. Is it because this “person of interest” is a wealthy, well-connected person who lives in Stonington? I am losing confidence in our local justice system as the months pass by without any updates. I am also sure that I am not alone in this feeling.

    Robert MacMillan


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