TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The parents of a 19-year-old student whose body was found in a Pennsylvania landfill after a frantic four-week search filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday accusing his college of not securing its trash-compacting system.
The Superior Court lawsuit does not specify a damage amount in the death nearly two years ago of John Fiocco Jr., a freshman at the College of New Jersey just outside Trenton.
Fiocco was last seen alive early March 25, 2006, in a dorm room after returning from an off-campus party where friends said he had been drinking.
State police, brought in to investigate nearly three days after Fiocco's disappearance, discovered large amounts of blood around the trash compactor outside Wolfe Hall, the lawsuit said. By that time, the trash was on its way to the landfill in Bucks County, Pa., where the body was found.