“The most shocking thing is to have that happen to a person like James,” Gebrewahd said. “He was not a person who evoked any type of violence. He was always quiet and reserved, very respectful towards others.”
In a quiet corner of Calvary Cemetery in South Portland, James Angelo’s grave lies unmarked and unkempt, covered with lumpy sod and bits of hay.
In Sudanese culture, when there is a death without closure the dirt over the coffin is left rough. When the circumstances surrounding the death become known, a celebratory ceremony in remembrance of the deceased is held, and the soil is smoothed.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Angelo Murder Remains Unsolved
The Bollard reports on the unsolved murder of James Angelo despite $41,000 in reward money.