Roaming the Internet:
As I was looking at stories to discuss today I ran into this story. A story I read last year and couldn’t believe. They had found a mans body in a van in a canal in Coral Springs. He had been missing for more than 30 years. This Saturday on CBS 48 Hour Mystery at 10 p.m. they are planning on airing a movie about it, called “Deep Secret”. The story about Jeffrey Walter Klee.
Jeffrey Walter Klee, was only 18, when he went missing on July 12, 1977. They didn’t find his body until March 26, 2008, when police discovered his bones inside a van found in a Broward County canal.
Coral Springs police say that after the discovery of his remains the killer eventually came to confess his murder. Jeffrey was murdered by his best friend David Cusanelli. Unfortunately David Cusanelli who allegedly admitted to killing his friend in a fight over a “mutual love interest”, was not prosecuted due to Florida’s Statue of limitations.
CBS States that Laurel Steele, Klee’s younger sister, said the episode includes video of Cusanelli’s confession to police and interviews with the friends’ love interest and a woman to whom Cusanelli reportedly told his secret.
I remember hearing the story when they found Jeffery’s body and I couldn’t believe after so many years they found his body so close to his own home. Now more then 30 years later the family can rest knowing what happened to their son. But is it enough? Is it better knowing that his best friend killed him over a love interest? Knowing that his body was so close to home just sitting their in a van? Or was it better not knowing at all what happened? It can’t be easy knowing something so horrible happened to someone you love. Jeffery was only 18 years old. He had his whole life ahead of him, and it was taken away over a “love interest”? Are you serious? The man who killed him claims to had been his “best friend”. I don’t agree that he was his best friend, or a friend at that matter. To let a “love interest” come between your friendship, let alone lead to murder.
It’s also intolerably comprehensible that the Florida statue doesn’t allow us to prosecute David Cusanelli. He admitted to a murder that happened over 30 years ago, but just because it happened so long ago, doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be punished for his actions.
May Jeffrey Walter Klee finally rest in peace, and my prayers go to his family for having to suffer all these years, not knowing what happened to him. Now they know, but is it enough?
What do you think about the situation?
You can read the story Here.