SUSPECT LEFT SORROW IN HIS WAKE
HOST OF NUMEROUS CRIMINAL ACTIVITY COMPLAINTS IN THE PAST
OUTSIDE THIS DOOR
NEW HANOVER COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES can take a deserved rest. Ever since Friday night
the search has been on for John Peck, the accused killer of UNCW student
Christen Naujoks. There is no doubt that several deputies have sandman
encrusted eyelids pushing them to lay down and sleep. Hopefully they will
get a chance to do just that soon.
Peck's actions makes us pause and think about the sorrow caused. Obviously
the poor, heart struck Naujoks family and Christen Naujoks' friends are
deeply soaked in grief. Less obvious of the sufferers are the neighbors
who feel less safe now as well as those within the community of UNCW.
There is also a group of lawmen in the mountains of North Carolina that
are faced with sorrow, according to early reports Peck had gotten into
a firefight with authorities at a roadblock before driving off a cliff.
Those lawmen, just as all lawmen everywhere, do not want to be involved
in a shooting incident much less one that ends in a fatality.
John Peck was a disturbed man. His father, Larry Peck basically rescued
John several years ago by taking him into his home and offering him a
father's love and guidance. It was not an easy task. We, at the Blueline,
know the heart of Larry Peck. We know of Mr. Peck's dedication to his
son. All of us can understand the pain of a father who has lost a child,
even if that child was John Peck.
This father who loves his son is encouraged by a compassionate community
of friends to grieve his loss of companionship, his loss of a basic, elemental,
justification of faith, as well as his loss of a decade long struggle
and the hope, once had, for a promised recovery that never came to stay.
It is with our deep sympathy that we offer Mr. Larry Peck our respects.
Star News May 30th Article
Star News article
News Monday article -Naujoks
News Monday article -Peck
News regarding Peck's death
PRESS RELEASES FROM FEDS REGARDING PECK'S DEATH
News Executive Editor and Asst. Publisher speaks about choice to story
on May 30th
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