Carderock Geoff

  • Monday, January 13, 2014 6:12 PM
    Message # 1474196
    Dave Di Paolo has been arrested in connection with Geoff's death. The investigation continues by US Park Police and soon the US Attorney's office in Greenbelt. No one else is connected with the official investigation and you aren't obliged to talk to them.
                                                                             John Gregory
  • Monday, January 13, 2014 6:28 PM
    Reply # 1474221 on 1474196

    John,

     

    Thank you for the post elsewhere about this incident.  We all feared it was another climbing accident, but it seems like it was a physical attack.  While very shocking and sad, I am glad to hear that it appears not to be a climbing accident.

     

    Mark

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:29 PM
    Reply # 1475881 on 1474196
    Here's the link to today's Post Metro section story.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/climber-charged-with-killing-friend-with-claw-hammer-in-national-park-in-bethesda/2014/01/14/33cbc3f8-7d32-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014 10:00 PM
    Reply # 1475971 on 1474196
    harold goldstein
    link to story on Climbing Magazine website is:

    http://www.climbing.com/news/climber-accused-of-killing-his-climbing-mentor-with-claw-hammer/

    also see Randolph Funeral Home in West Virginia condolence page.
    http://www.therandolphfuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/Randol1/obit.cgi?user=1204192DFarrar

    may he rest in peace
  • Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:26 AM
    Reply # 1476180 on 1474196
    National news videos about Carderock Geoff:

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/national-park-slaying-rock-climber-charged-killing-friend-21554121

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/rock-climber-charged-hammer-death-mentor-21547327

    Joe

  • Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:55 PM
    Reply # 1487070 on 1474196
    Don MacKenzie
    Hi All,

    I've been away from DC for a few years now, but this story still hits home. I would like to offer my condolences to Geoff's family and friends who are dealing with this.

    I am disturbed, though, by reports in the press that David DiPaolo has been charged only with manslaughter. Doesn't the reported argument in the parking lot, and the presence of a hammer at the base of the climb, indicate premeditation? Who climbs with a CLAW hammer? Who climbs with any kind of hammer at CARDEROCK? I think we need to be asking these questions.
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