SMILEY FACE MURDERS: 1997 to 2016
a glance at 'Victim Zero' Patrick McNeill
Missing in NYC February 1997 - Found Drowned April 1997
NEW YORK, NY - April 17, 1997: “The Fordham University student whose body was found floating near a Brooklyn pier last week died from drowning, New York City's chief Medical Examiner ruled yesterday. He said that the level of alcohol in the body of Patrick McNeill Jr. was ‘more than a little and less than a lot.’ What remains unclear then is how Mr. McNeill, an athletic 21-year-old, wound up in the river and drowned. The manner of death was listed as undetermined in the autopsy report...”
"Stalked, abducted, held for an extended period of time, murdered and disposed."
The body of the first Smiley Face Murders victim, 21yo Patrick McNeill, "was
already dead before it was placed in the water. I would call it a homicide, yes."
"There is a pattern ... around his neck, as if to suggest some kind of binding."
"We have a young man found with a blood alcohol level of 0.16 ... a relatively low level ...
no way in the world that this man then accidentally is going to fall into a body of water."
THE CASE OF THE DROWNING MEN