Skip to comments.Two bodies (Afghanistanis) found in Broad Brook (reservoir)
Posted on 04/18/2002 10:41:37 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
(East Windsor-AP Apr. 18, 2002 12:12PM) _ A man and a woman have been found dead in a reservoir in East Windsor.
The partially clothed bodies of the couple were pulled from the reservoir at East Windsor Park on Reservoir Avenue this morning.
Police say the man and woman were from Afghanistan, but were living in the area.
Police say there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths. Police say the man was an airport taxi service driver and the husband of a woman who reported him missing yesterday.
The female victim was not his wife.
According to police, neither the man, who was in his mid- to late-50s, nor the woman, in her early 20s, knew how to swim.
Dontcha just love comments like that?....like how did the police know....
(East Windsor-AP Apr. 18, 2002 UPDATED 1:50PM) _ The bodies of a man and a woman from East Windsor have been pulled out of a town reservoir.
The bodies of the couple were pulled from the reservoir at East Windsor Park on Reservoir Avenue this morning.
The bodies have been identified as 53-year-old Mohammad Gumshuda and his wife, Simmer Hader, both of East Windsor.
Police said Gumshuda drove for an airport taxi service and was reported missing yesterday by another woman also identified as his wife. Police say the female victim is another wife.
The man's taxi was discovered in front of the gate to the park this morning around six-thirty. A park official says after finding the taxi he searched the beach and found shoes, the keys to the abandoned vehicle, and a cell phone.
According to police, neither Gumshuda nor Hader knew how to swim.
Police say Gumshuda has been in Connecticut since at least 1995. They don't have an age or immigration status of the woman.
"...EPA and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection are currently proposing to defer consideration of the site to the State of Connecticut for cleanup, rather than finalize its listing on the NPL. EPA, CT DEP and the Town of East Windsor outlined the initial steps for deferral consideration at a public meeting on September 10, 2001; additional public meetings will be scheduled as the process progresses.
Seems to me they'll be looking for 'Another Husband' soon?
I've swam here, it is a placid pond more than a reservoir. Plus, I think he would have to jump a fence, too, hevent been there in about 20 years!
That's a nice euphemism for algae-beslimed open sewer. It's not like they could have been plotting to poison it, as that would be redundant. Still, the sheer speculative post 9-11 in me wonders whether they were playing hosts to some distant relations visiting from the old country who have decided to make some nefarious little terrorist moves and do a little house cleaning to cover their trails in the process.
"Thanks for the room, but we have some business to attend to, sorry Uncle Fez and Aunt 'Rina." *gurgle gurgle gurgle*.
I don't understand -- I used to swim in that reservoir as a kid, and it was a public park with a beach, floats, etc. I was there maybe 7-8 years ago and that was still the case. Am I thinking of the same place?
If any one would like to be removed from my CT Bump list, please let me know and it will be done ASAP. Conversely, if you would like to be added the same holds true.
The Afghani deaths didn't get much attention in the mainstream media because of the many more dramatic drownings all over the state yesterday.
I got bagged by one of those seat belt "checks" four doors down from my house last week. I would have been buckled, but the sight of four cruisers and flashing lights distracted me from my routine as I was getting set to pull out of the driveway.
I wish the police possessed the same scrupples as the fire department, and stood out in the road with a boot to collect donations, rather than resorting to fascist road block tactics to raise revenue. Personally, I think they should all be tarred and feathered.
April 25, 2002
For Many American Muslims, Complaints of Quiet but Persistent Bias
By SUSAN SACHS
In ways large and small, from perceived prejudice in the workplace to a heightened sense of anxiety at home, the events of Sept. 11 continue to reverberate in the lives of American Muslims....[snip]...
"What we have now is a feeling of insecurity, a feeling that I can't really describe in words," said Zaheer Sharaf, a grocer and service station owner who immigrated from Pakistan six years ago.
His own sense of anxiety deepened four months ago, when some family friends visited from Pakistan. They stepped outside Mr. Sharaf's grocery store, on Main Street in Broad Brook, Conn., to snap a few photographs. Someone who saw them called the police to report suspicious foreigners with cameras. "The police came to the store, and I explained the situation," Mr. Sharaf said. "They were very nice, but I felt so embarrassed. I'd like to be part of society here, but minor things like these make me feel excluded." ....[article continues]
Maybe if joe-muslim-on-the-street wasn't so busy cheering 9-11 on, Americans wouldn't be so quick to cast them the flinty eye.