Oct 4, 2013
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Stamford Neighbors of Slain D.C. Driver Try to Cope with Crazed Atmosphere

Stamford Neighbors of Slain D.C. Driver Try to Cope with Crazed Atmosphere

A photo from a 2011 newsletter released by Advanced Periodontics in Hamden is believed to show Miriam Carey, of Stamford.

Residents who live near the woman shot to death in Washington, D.C., after a wild car chase Thursday were standing outside their homes in shock and bewilderment Thursday night, unable to believe what had happened to their “quiet” neighborhood.

Within an hour or two of Miriam Carey’s death, her neighbors saw helicopters and flashing lights as local police, federal agents, a bomb squad and the media machine parachuted in.

Those who didn’t mind talking to an endless stream of reporters kept saying: “What was she thinking?” and “How could she do that to her little girl?” (The child, who was in the car, survived.)

Yellow crime scene tape was stretched across a wide expanse, surrounding the Woodside Green condominium complex where the 34-year-old dental hygienist had lived with her 1-year-old child.

“I was more sad than scared,” said a woman who would only give her first name, Ann. “Because the kid doesn’t have a mother now. Why did she have that kid in her car?”

One of the reporters had shown Ann a photo of Carey. “She looked familiar. A pretty girl. I probably know her from the laundry room.”

Ann added, “I knew there was something going on when I saw the helicopters. I came out and an officer or somebody from the bomb squad told me to go back into my apartment. Then another officer told me to clear out, to go across the street.”

Asked when she guessed she would be allowed to return to her apartment, Ann replied, “After the bomb squad leaves.”

She added, “I’d like to go home.”

For the full article, visit New Haven Register online.

 

Stamford Neighbors of Slain D.C. Driver Try to Cope with Crazed Atmosphere

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