Budding designer from Paramus left "suicide diary," according to newspaper report.
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Thursday, February 7
A 22-year-old aspiring fashion designer originally from Paramus jumped off the George Washington Bridge Wednesday and left behind a list of five girls she did not want at her funeral, the New York Post reported. Riders on a jitney bus saw Ashley A. Riggitano plunge from the New Jersey-bound lanes at around 4:40 p.m., the report said. She reportedly left a Louis Vuitton bag containing pages of notes in a "suicide diary" on the bridge walkway. Riggitano was apparently bullied by friends in the fashion industry, according to the Post report. The girls banned from her funeral were reportedly from work and college. “All my other ‘friends’ are in it for gossip,” she wrote in the letter, the Post reported. “Never there.” Riggitano had …
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The body of a 37-year old New Milford woman was found by a close relative Tuesday morning with a fatal gunshot wound to the head in the Hackensack River across from the Dorchester Apartment Complex on Columbia Street. Authorities have ruled it a suicide. A male juvenile admitted to police that he beat his five pound Yorkshire Terrier with a kendo stick at his New Milford residence. An unidentified woman was struck by what witnesses described as a gray two-door Hyundai Tiburon at the intersection of River Road and Dilworth Road near Shop Rite. Members of the newly formed grassroots group SOD (Stop Over Development) came out prepared to question the testimony of New Milford Redevelopment Associates (NMRA) engineer. Instead, the applicant …