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NYPD Continue Search for Suspects in Murder of Gay Man

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Thursday Oct 17, 2013

New York City police are continuing their search for three suspects connected with the killing of a gay rights activist who was murdered in Queens in 2012 and have re-issued their sketches to the public, CBS New York reports.

Three men beat Louis Rispoli, 62, on Oct. 20, 2012, according to police. Rispoli was rushed to the hospital, but his family took him off life support due to the severity of his injuries.

According to police, the suspects fled in a white or grey four door sedan with a loud muffler. The NYPD has issued a $22,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction, CBS New York reports.

Rispoli's friends remembered him as a prominent member of the local LGBT community.

"During the AIDS crisis in the '80s, he was at the bedside of so many men," Mark Horn, Rispoli's friend, said last October.

Even City Council Speaker Christine Quinn spoke out about the murder.

"I'm just so sorry for Danyal [Rispoli's partner] and everyone in Lou's family, for Jimmy and Dan, and everyone in the community," Quinn told EDGE. "This is a terrible, terrible tragedy and I just urge anybody who saw anything, who thinks they saw anything, thinks they heard anything, to come forward and help the police make sure the family gets the justice they deserve."

The authorities also released two sketches of the two suspects.
If you have any information regarding this case please contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477, visit or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


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