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Mystery Solved

Glen Cove man charged with murder in the second degree

The mystery of a missing person case appears to have been solved, with a tragic ending. 

Nunzio Izzo, 56, of Glen Cove went missing on Dec. 17. His friend, Edward Brown, 46, also of Glen Cove, has been charged with murder in the second degree after a police investigation determined Brown had sold jewelry belonging to Izzo at a pawn shop. 

Further investigation led police to a neighbor of Brown’s on Dosoris Way, where a body was discovered in a container, covered with a tarp, according to police. At this time, police believe the body to be that of Izzo, but positive identification cannot be made until the completion of the autopsy.

The arrest was made on Thursday, Jan. 3, by Glen Cove police, assisted by the Nassau Homicide Squad and Nassau Missing Persons Squad.

A man who suffered from epilepsy and heart problems and took medication daily for those medical issues, according to police, Izzo normally followed the same routine every day, using local cab companies to get around town. When he did not come home on the night of Dec. 17, the family became very concerned, and finally contacted the Glen Cove Police Department on Dec. 20, the police reported. 

The Glen Cove Detective division began to investigate the case along with the Nassau County Missing Persons squad.  Detective VanAllen, Detective Albin and Detective Lieutenant Nagle began the time-consuming process of interviewing everyone who last saw Nunzio.  Nagle said that every investigative lead and tip was investigated, a Silver Alert was broadcast, and the local cable news displayed Izzo’s picture.  

The murder leaves friends and family questioning the reason, and police will next investigate a motive. Brown was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead and was held without bail.   


News

If Heather Lehrman is not yet a familiar face to local pet owners, her name is likely to soon become a household name to dog lovers and families with young children, as her children’s book, Bullied at the Dog Park, was released this week. The book is based on a real-life incident with her own dog, Herbie, and fans will have a chance to meet her and Herbie at a book signing at Petco in Glen Cove on Saturday, Oct. 25.

 

“I wanted to help get the message out in my own way about the effects of bullying,” says Lehrman, a resident of Great Neck. “This book teaches children valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.”

It was Dec. 31, 1999, the last day of the 20th century, and Florence Dolling was preparing an elaborate Thai dinner for a New Year’s Eve celebration in her home in Glen Cove when the phone rang.  It was her doctor reporting that, “Yes, it was breast cancer.” She kept on cooking, attempting to retain as much normalcy as she could muster, knowing that, with the new millennium, there would certainly come change.

 

“I wore a red strapless bustier for the party because I thought I was saying goodbye to the ‘girls’,” she says. “My husband, my sense of humor, and my friends, helped me get through that night,” she recalls.


Sports

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run. 

Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States. 

 

Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.

This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!” 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 15

Live Music - October 16

Wine Tasting - October 17


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