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Charlotte Amalie
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
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James P. Cockayne's Dream Is Now a Nightmare

Dear Source:
After hearing the news of my friends murder from his mother I am left with sadness and shock. Let me tell you just a little about this young man
From what I know, Jamie (as he is known to his friends) loved the islands! He was working with me here in New Hope, PA when he approached me one day to tell me about his dreams of moving down to the islands to sail. He had his Captain's license and wanted to get out from a dead end job in the restaurant business and live his dream. I encouraged him to live his dream and when he came to me to tell me that he had found a position, I was thrilled for him.
When he arrived, he promptly contacted me through our Myspace and began to tell me of how wonderful life was going for him there. That he was happy and living his dream.
This dream is now a nightmare.
His family and friends are now empty inside. I think that we are all still in shock and cannot believe that this beautiful young life has been extinguished.
No one is spotless in their behavior, but no one deserves to be murdered either. There is a mother and father without a son tonight and friends that have lost one so dear to them.
Please, we're begging you, find these killers!
Cat Consten
Flemington, N.J.

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