Friday, July 14, 2017

Does anyone remember Thomas Altman? He was murdered last year, on March 25th. Remember Woodley Erilas?

Everyone working so hard in the City of Lake Worth to cut down on senseless violence, continue to work hard and pray.

It’s a mystery why some crimes, a homicide for example, get the overwhelming attention of reporters and news outlets and others, like the murder of Woodley Erilas don’t. Remember the murder of Thomas Altman last year? That case, still unsolved, received multiple articles in The Palm Beach Post and from several TV news stations for well over a week. News about that murder was well-publicized by social media as well.

The murder of Woodley Erilas, however, received scant attention from the news media. He was murdered on January 9th, 2015, in the early morning here in Lake Worth. The case remains unsolved and the family continues looking for leads. This crime occurred on the 900 block of North ‘H’ Street. The family wants anyone with information about this homicide to call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-8477.

Woodley Erilas was only 27 years old when he was murdered in 2015.

There was one news station, NBC5/WPTV and their reporter Jacqulyn Powell that covered this news, including an update from July 2016 about the family and friends of Woodley Erilas. Here is an excerpt from the text of a news segment:

“His sister says her family won’t rest until detectives find the person who is responsible for his death.
     ‘He accepted everybody,’ Vanesa Erilas says. ‘He looked at the bright side of every situation, and for him to leave the earth this way is heartbreaking.’
     Anyone with information about Woodley Erilas’s death is asked to call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-8477.”

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