Community News

August 20, 2009 (Kearny NJ) A Memorial Service will be held at the Wilfred Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Dr., Kearny, N.J. Visiting hours will be on Friday August 21, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

A Funeral Mass and burial will be held in his hometown in Ica, Peru. Born in Ica, Peru, Mr. Egoavil moved with his family to Newark and then to Kearny 26 years ago. He was the owner and operator, with his family, of Rachel Jewelers in Kearny, N.J., for 28 years. Mr. Egoavil is survived by his spouse, Gina Amanda (nee Vega) Egoavil; parents, Honorio Egoavil and Silvia R. (nee Garcia-Galvez), and his two children, Xavier and Ivanna Egoavil. He is also survived by many family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family to establish an education fund for the children of Mr. Egoavil, c/o the funeral home.

August 22, 2009 (Kearny NJ) Kearny police have released a sketch of the gunman involved in the shooting death of the jeweler, Xavier Egovail, of Rachel's Jewelry. The police department also released a photograph of the vehicle believed to be the getaway car.

August 29, 2009 (Kearny New Jersey) Governor Jon Corzine is now following KOTW on Twitter.  In early July, KOTW signed up for Twitter and started to follow both leading candidates for Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie and Jon Corzine.  Christie's campaign almost immediately started following KOTW on Twitter. Corzine's campaign, however, only joined this morning.  Maybe they were prompted by KOTW's lamenting this morning on Twitter that Corzine had not joined us.  Or was it KOTW pointing out that Corzine is down 11 points in a heavily Democratic state?

On Eve of Jewelry Store Murder

Kearny Police Ask For Help

In Finding Killer

August 24, 2009 (Kearny NJ).  The Kearny Police Department has made a direct appeal to the KOTW Community to assist in finding the armed robber and his accomplices who took the life of Xavier Egovail of Rachel's Jewelry.  On the eve of the murder, we need to renew our efforts to get the word out.  Please use your email list, your Twitter, your Facebook or other social networking tool to spread the word and the sketch picture of the gunman and the photograph of the getaway vehicle.  Someone must have information with respect to this killer or information that may lead to the police making an arrest.

Photograph Courtesy of Jersey Journal. Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal

September 4, 2009 (Kearny, New Jersey) A citizen who saw a photograph of the getaway car called the Kearny Police Department with information that led to the arrest of Elvis Feratovic, 24, of Bloomfield.  Feratovic has been charged with felony murder and robbery.  Feratovic is the alleged getaway car driver who sped away after the robbery.