As details of the Empire State building shooter emerge, Jeffrey Johnson, it is understood the 58 year old assailant lived a very lonely life.
Offered Guillermo Suarez, the superintendent of where Johnson lived at east 82nd street, Johnson was a lonely man who a brown suit every day (why?) and never had any visitors (once again why?).
blogs.wsj: Mr. Johnson lived alone in a second-floor walk-up he subleased 18 months ago, the super said. The two men exchanged regular morning greetings.
“At 8:30 a.m. every single day he goes to McDonald’s, he comes back, he goes upstairs and that’s the end of that one,” Mr. Suarez said.
“I was standing right here [by the building today]. He said good morning,” Mr. Suarez said. “I didn’t see him come back.”
A neighbor of Mr Johnson, Gisela Casella offers the loner owned two cats and frequently vacuumed his apartment (was this his way of achieving the semblance of order in a psychologically depraved mind?).
“I never talked to him, really,” Ms. Casella said. “Very quiet, never talked.”
“I would see him every morning all dressed up,” she said. “I thought he went to work every day. I didn’t know he was unemployed.”
Was he keeping up appearances then? Had he finally run out of money, been unable to find a new job? Why did he insist on the game of going to work every day? And where would he have roamed during those hours he was supposed to be working? Then again why did he care what neighbors thought of him in the first place?
“When the cops called and told me this guy is the shooter, I said, ‘You got to be kidding me,’ ” Mr. Suarez said.
Ms. Casella added: “He was the nicest guy. I think he snapped or something.”