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Brooklyn Teen Murder Case Cold As Ice: Ninth Anniversary Approaches Of Honors Kid Petro-Nixon’s Murder Without Justice

 

Every parents desire is to see their children accomplish great things in life. A solid fundamental education, plenty of positive activities, and a well rounded character to help them succeed within any social climate is typically the goal most have for their kids. If a child becomes involved in church it’s considered a bonus, especially realizing the distractions and lures of the street which exist within society’s urban culture that has literally devoured many of our young people. They say that church going kids are on the right path and the confines of the church along with it’s elders serving as mentors for young people is the best place for today’s youth. Stay in school study hard and have faith in God is often the calling cry for the devoted Christian community and parents trying to raise a family. When a child is doing everything right a parent couldn’t be more pleased.

That’s why the story of young Chanel Petro-Nixon is such a disturbing narrative of how even the sanctity of the church, and spending extra time at the library studying school work wasn’t enough to save the life of a good kid who had planned to have a life serving others. The pretty honors teen was an aspiring nurse, as her family described her desire of “wanting to help people.” Who would want to kill a good kid who spent most of her time on the correct side of the road in the challenging glare of New York’s “Big Apple.” Our efforts as parents trying to protect kids from the lure of the streets along with the painstaking trials of raising children, maintaining a professional career to provide for them, and instilling a sound value system along the way is suppose to pay off in the long run.

A family isn’t suppose to worry whether or not their child is going to make it home each night, especially when the child has a structured up bringing which includes a rigorous study habit, followed up with continuous involvement and active exposure to a local church community. What happened to the Petro-Nixon youth has been debated by many who have followed her tragic story. Children who come from strict homes are normally more cultured then most kids, because the stringent parental direction they experience usually charts out a distinct path for them to travel, but the downside of their lack of exposure to the practicalities of urban life may often handicap their ability to quickly process common dangers that lurk in just about every turn they make in society. I’m not convinced that this argument can adequately be associated with Chanel’s case though.

Although Chanel came from a structured family life and was actively involved in church, the very fact that she lived on Fulton street in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn New York, creates a compelling argument of it’s own, and suggest that the book smart kid had to have possessed at the very minimum, a basic “street pedigree” (common knowledge of trouble) to live and maneuver one of the toughest neighborhoods in all of New York city. The minimal evidence and other circumstances surrounding her murder points to the probability that Chanel may have in fact known her killer. There were no warning signs that trouble was on the horizon related to this promising child.

On Father’s Day June 18, 2006 Chanel left her Fulton Street home headed to a local Applebee’s restaurant that was oinly a few blocks from her home, to meet up with a male friend, and the pair were planning to fill out applications for summer jobs. The pretty teen never made it to her destination and was never seen alive again. When she failed to return home or call her parents that night, the alarm and concern from the child’s parents went off early because she had never not come home without calling before. While the frantic search began to locate her whereabouts, her parents became consumed with grief, and the possibility that some sort of harm may have happened to their precious daughter was weighing heavily upon them. There hopes of reuniting with Chanel would soon be dashed though.

Four days after the Petro-Nixon youth had vanished without a trace, a New York sanitation crew stumbled upon a bag of garbage that was hard to carry, and the workers to a woman who lived at 212 Kingston Avenue in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, to break up the garbage in the bag because it was too heavy. When tyhe woman opened the bag of garbage to divide the trash between two garbage bags, that’s when the gruesome discovery was made. The bag contained a body of a young female who had been strangled, and police investigations determined the body was in fact that of the pretty church going honors kid Chanel Petro-Nixon from Bedstuy — a life of promise brutally and senselessly cast aside onto the curb of a dingy New York street corner like common trash.

I am probably one of a very few who still cringe when her name is mentioned. I have never forgotten what happened to this child, and I am extremely disturbed that in the nearly nine years that has passed since her horrible death the streets remain silent. No one is talking. No one has come forward, but some one knows what happened. Reverend Taharka Robinson, a minister who quickly printed flyers and organized marches to demand information about the murder, refuses to give up hope the case will be solved. “Somebody has to know something,” Robinson remarked at the crime scene, around the eighth anniversary of her murder. “Whoever was involved in this, or whoever participated, you just can’t move a dead body without anybody knowing.  One person can’t move a body.” There is no such thing as a perfect crime. The person(s) who murdered this little girl remains at large, living their lives, and enjoying their families. I am certain that not a day goes by that the Nixon family doesn’t think about their precious daughter who died so young, brutally, and was snatched from this world without warning. This wasn’t suppose to happen to a child that was on the right path with so much promise.

CPN

Aspiring Psychiatric Nurse and Boys and Girls High honors student Chanel Petro-Nixon.

Police have always believed that someone saw something that they me believe is inconsequential, but it may mean everything to police trying to solve her murder case. There were a few clues that has continuously been made public related to this heinous crime. Detectives who were some of the initial investigators on the scene described Chanel in the bag positioned almost in a fetal position. They describe her as having a black belt on her shorts, and the shorts appeared slightly pulled down. Although the medical examiners findings indicate that she hadn’t been sexually assaulted, Chanel’s mother said her daughter appeared to have been struck in the head and face, and that her nose and eyes were swollen. Her gray Sanyo Sprint 8200 cellphone and white Air Jordan sneakers with a green stripe, and the number 14 written on them were missing. Police also believe that Chanel may have known her killer.

In the years that have elapsed since her death, police have only zeroed in on one potential suspect. The teenage male that Chanel was suppose to have met at the Applebee’s on the day that she disappeared was someone known to the girl. She had attended middle school with him and they kept in contact throughout high school. Chanel’s best friend Kanika Ashterman said “He was a nice guy, I didn’t get any bad vibes from him.” On the day Chanel failed to come home or call, Ashterman says that she called him, and he claimed that Chanel had “stood him up” at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Fulton Street where they were supposed to have met.

That same boy is now in prison and has been convicted for violating a restraining order taken out by a former girlfriend. He was also charged twice with rape after Chanel’s murder but was acquitted both times. He remains a “person of interest” in the Petro-Nixon killing but police have not been able to physically connect him to the crime. That’s why police say they need the public’s help. The interest in this young man by police has only been made public in recent years. Most followers of her case have never believed that Chanel was murdered over a cell phone and a pair of sneakers. It’s very ironic and highly suspicious that the person Chanel was suppose to meet on the day she went missing, has been charged with rape twice, and although Chanel wasn’t raped, the way investigators describe the positioning of her shorts (partially pulled down) implies that her killer may have attempted to sexually assault her unsuccessfully prior to killing her.

The killing of this child which many have described as the “perfect kid” is simply a very disturbing case. Considering that more than one person may have been involved at the very minimum of assisting with transporting her body to the site where she was discovered, angers a volume of people within the public. Also, over $34,000 dollars has been raised as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of her killer(s), but even the money hasn’t motivated anyone to come forward. A tragic unsolved case now among over 9,000 other cold cases of homicides in New York city. Perhaps the real tragedy is that the perpetrator(s) are still at large and may kill again. We must find them and bring justice for this “perfect kid” and her family. #justiceforchanel

 

 

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Every parents desire is to see their children accomplish great things in life. A solid fundamental education, plenty of positive activities, and a well rounded character to help them succeed within any social climate is typically the goal most have for their kids. If a child becomes involved in church it’s considered a bonus, especially realizing the distractions and lures of the street which exist within society’s urban culture that has literally devoured many of our young people. They say that church going kids are on the right path and the confines of the church along with it’s elders serving as mentors for young people is the best place for today’s youth. Stay in school study hard and have faith in God is often the calling cry for the devoted Christian community and parents trying to raise a family. When a child is doing everything right a parent couldn’t be more pleased.

That’s why the story of young Chanel Petro-Nixon is such a disturbing narrative of how even the sanctity of the church, and spending extra time at the library studying school work wasn’t enough to save the life of a good kid who had planned to have a life serving others. The pretty honors teen was an aspiring nurse, as her family described her desire of “wanting to help people.” Who would want to kill a good kid who spent most of her time on the correct side of the road in the challenging glare of New York’s “Big Apple.” Our efforts as parents trying to protect kids from the lure of the streets along with the painstaking trials of raising children, maintaining a professional career to provide for them, and instilling a sound value system along the way is suppose to pay off in the long run.

A family isn’t suppose to worry whether or not their child is going to make it home each night, especially when the child has a structured up bringing which includes a rigorous study habit, followed up with continuous involvement and active exposure to a local church community. What happened to the Petro-Nixon youth has been debated by many who have followed her tragic story. Children who come from strict homes are normally more cultured then most kids, because the stringent parental direction they experience usually charts out a distinct path for them to travel, but the downside of their lack of exposure to the practicalities of urban life may often handicap their ability to quickly process common dangers that lurk in just about every turn they make in society. I’m not convinced that this argument can adequately be associated with Chanel’s case though.

Although Chanel came from a structured family life and was actively involved in church, the very fact that she lived on Fulton street in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn New York, creates a compelling argument of it’s own, and suggest that the book smart kid had to have possessed at the very minimum, a basic “street pedigree” (common knowledge of trouble) to live and maneuver one of the toughest neighborhoods in all of New York city. The minimal evidence and other circumstances surrounding her murder points to the probability that Chanel may have in fact known her killer. There were no warning signs that trouble was on the horizon related to this promising child.

On Father’s Day June 18, 2006 Chanel left her Fulton Street home headed to a local Applebee’s restaurant that was oinly a few blocks from her home, to meet up with a male friend, and the pair were planning to fill out applications for summer jobs. The pretty teen never made it to her destination and was never seen alive again. When she failed to return home or call her parents that night, the alarm and concern from the child’s parents went off early because she had never not come home without calling before. While the frantic search began to locate her whereabouts, her parents became consumed with grief, and the possibility that some sort of harm may have happened to their precious daughter was weighing heavily upon them. There hopes of reuniting with Chanel would soon be dashed though.

Four days after the Petro-Nixon youth had vanished without a trace, a New York sanitation crew stumbled upon a bag of garbage that was hard to carry, and the workers to a woman who lived at 212 Kingston Avenue in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, to break up the garbage in the bag because it was too heavy. When tyhe woman opened the bag of garbage to divide the trash between two garbage bags, that’s when the gruesome discovery was made. The bag contained a body of a young female who had been strangled, and police investigations determined the body was in fact that of the pretty church going honors kid Chanel Petro-Nixon from Bedstuy — a life of promise brutally and senselessly cast aside onto the curb of a dingy New York street corner like common trash.

I am probably one of a very few who still cringe when her name is mentioned. I have never forgotten what happened to this child, and I am extremely disturbed that in the nearly nine years that has passed since her horrible death the streets remain silent. No one is talking. No one has come forward, but some one knows what happened. Reverend Taharka Robinson, a minister who quickly printed flyers and organized marches to demand information about the murder, refuses to give up hope the case will be solved. “Somebody has to know something,” Robinson remarked at the crime scene, around the eighth anniversary of her murder. “Whoever was involved in this, or whoever participated, you just can’t move a dead body without anybody knowing.  One person can’t move a body.” There is no such thing as a perfect crime. The person(s) who murdered this little girl remains at large, living their lives, and enjoying their families. I am certain that not a day goes by that the Nixon family doesn’t think about their precious daughter who died so young, brutally, and was snatched from this world without warning. This wasn’t suppose to happen to a child that was on the right path with so much promise.

CPN

Aspiring Psychiatric Nurse and Boys and Girls High honors student Chanel Petro-Nixon.

Police have always believed that someone saw something that they me believe is inconsequential, but it may mean everything to police trying to solve her murder case. There were a few clues that has continuously been made public related to this heinous crime. Detectives who were some of the initial investigators on the scene described Chanel in the bag positioned almost in a fetal position. They describe her as having a black belt on her shorts, and the shorts appeared slightly pulled down. Although the medical examiners findings indicate that she hadn’t been sexually assaulted, Chanel’s mother said her daughter appeared to have been struck in the head and face, and that her nose and eyes were swollen. Her gray Sanyo Sprint 8200 cellphone and white Air Jordan sneakers with a green stripe, and the number 14 written on them were missing. Police also believe that Chanel may have known her killer.

In the years that have elapsed since her death, police have only zeroed in on one potential suspect. The teenage male that Chanel was suppose to have met at the Applebee’s on the day that she disappeared was someone known to the girl. She had attended middle school with him and they kept in contact throughout high school. Chanel’s best friend Kanika Ashterman said “He was a nice guy, I didn’t get any bad vibes from him.” On the day Chanel failed to come home or call, Ashterman says that she called him, and he claimed that Chanel had “stood him up” at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Fulton Street where they were supposed to have met.

That same boy is now in prison and has been convicted for violating a restraining order taken out by a former girlfriend. He was also charged twice with rape after Chanel’s murder but was acquitted both times. He remains a “person of interest” in the Petro-Nixon killing but police have not been able to physically connect him to the crime. That’s why police say they need the public’s help. The interest in this young man by police has only been made public in recent years. Most followers of her case have never believed that Chanel was murdered over a cell phone and a pair of sneakers. It’s very ironic and highly suspicious that the person Chanel was suppose to meet on the day she went missing, has been charged with rape twice, and although Chanel wasn’t raped, the way investigators describe the positioning of her shorts (partially pulled down) implies that her killer may have attempted to sexually assault her unsuccessfully prior to killing her.

The killing of this child which many have described as the “perfect kid” is simply a very disturbing case. Considering that more than one person may have been involved at the very minimum of assisting with transporting her body to the site where she was discovered, angers a volume of people within the public. Also, over $34,000 dollars has been raised as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of her killer(s), but even the money hasn’t motivated anyone to come forward. A tragic unsolved case now among over 9,000 other cold cases of homicides in New York city. Perhaps the real tragedy is that the perpetrator(s) are still at large and may kill again. We must find them and bring justice for this “perfect kid” and her family. #justiceforchanel

 

 

The People’s Champion

I’m Crime Blogger David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. Recognized journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.
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