Murder on Campgrounds, Parents not Notified
LACKAWAXEN TWP, PA [CHI] — Last week Wednesday, July 15th a camp employee was found dead on camp grounds, and a police investigation determined it to be a homicide, and are seeking two other camp employees as suspects.
The incident took place in “Camp Chayolei Hamelech” located in rural Lackawaxen Township, Pennsylvania, the only part of this that is more troubling then the story itself was that parents only found out about the incident on Friday when the campers called home for their Good Shabbos calls.
Local press wrote about the story, one newspaper, the Wayne Independent, reported that “on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at approximately 10:30 p.m. the body of an unidentified male was found in a cabin at Camp Chayoiel Hamelech, off Masthope Plank Road, Lackawaxen Twp., Pike Comity. The victim died from an apparent stab wound.”
The victim was reported to be a male of Eastern European descent in his 50’s and was part of the janitorial staff at the camp, the two being sought were reportedly his fellow colleagues.
One parent voiced her outrage in a phone interview calling the camp reckless and careless, for not reporting the incident to the parents, and for not properly screening their employees, “they put our kids at risk” she said.