The Enigmatic Life Of Anthony Monaco

John Ferro (thanks, Oliver): HIGHLAND – The small, frail man with an Italian passport would arrive unannounced, trundling a small suitcase behind him.

Like a wispy Willy Loman, but with nothing to sell, Anthony Monaco would appear from time to time at one of the motels along Route 299 in New Paltz or Route 9W in Highland.

He had no family there. No desire to go sightseeing. He talked at length with almost no one.

But he was known to local police, mostly because of his erratic behavior — eruptions of rage that would get him tossed from one motel to another, but almost never charged with a crime.

When his suitcase was found along the shoulder of Route 9W, Town of Lloyd police issued a missing persons report. They found his body days later, on Sept. 30, 2015, washed up in the Twaalfskill Creek.

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  1. Wasn’t that some helluva read? Thanks for the post, Ben. John’s been at the Journal for a long time, and he works incredibly hard. The Journal’s lucky to have him.

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