‘Exhaustive, relentless’ police work led to arrest in Parisot case, officials say
Wilton police and town officials credited “exhaustive” and “relentless” detective work leading to an arrest in the four-year-old Nick Parisot case.
“The arrest is the result of a lengthy and exhaustive investigation,” Police Chief Michael Lombardo said at a press conference Friday morning. “Our detectives were relentless and refused to let up ... We owed it to Nick, and to his family.”
Chief Lombardo asked that the privacy of the Parisot family be respected at this time.
First Selectman Bill Brennan said he wished to “express our appreciation to the Wilton Police Department for their exhaustive search and diligence that has finally led to the arrest of a juvenile suspect regarding this tragic homicide.”
More than four years after his death, Wilton Police announced the arrest of a juvenile charged with manslaughter in the death of Nicholas Parisot.
Nick, 13, was killed while riding his off-road motorcycle on trails near his grandparents’ house on Hillbrook Lane when he crashed into a rope tied across the path. Nick, son of Kate Throckmorton and Rick Parisot of Nod Hill Road, subsequently died of neck trauma sustained from that impact.
Wilton police have classified Nick's death as a homicide.
At the press conference, Chief Lombardo said “new information” in the case led police to Placentia, Calif., where the juvenile resides.
The arrest was made by Wilton Detective Christopher Isidro. He was assisted by California detectives, Chief Lombardo said.
The “accused juvenile was taken into custody at approximately 7 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and charged with second degree manslaughter, according to Chief Lombardo.
He will be extradited to Connecticut to be tried in Connecticut Juvenile Court, the chief said.