Coming on the heels of an active discussion on the Park Slope Message Board regarding the safety of Propsect Park, a man was found stabbed to death in the park last weekend. 61-year old William Oliver was found dead on a wooded trail in the infamous Vale of Cashmere section of Prospect Park.
The Vale of Cashmere (satellite image), long a gay cruising ground, has been the site of anti-gay violence in the past, most recently in 2005. While it’s not known if Mr Oliver was gay, the NYPD is currently looking into the possibility of a hate crime.
Read the New York Times story on the murder
are coming out of forensic science colleges; crimes like this are being
solved much more rapidly these days.