A 24-year-old warehouse worker has been arrested on charges of murder, weapon possession, and hindering his own arrest, Bicycle Retailer reported today
. Christian V. Giron was a co-worker of Jeanette Willem at Jamis. Prosecutors say Giron used a hammer as his weapon and stole Willem's credit cards as well as a company credit card, drove home and changed his clothes and then returned to the office where he called 911. They say he confessed to the crimes at the Northvale police department soon after.
Willem's brother has launched a GoFundMe campaign
to assist with the family's memorial and travel costs.
Jamis Bikes announced today that a suspect has been taken into custody in the murder investigation following an employee's death. The body was discovered early this morning at Jamis' headquarters in Northvale, NJ.
The victim, Jeanette Willem, was a Jamis employee for 20 years and a beloved wife, mother, and friend in the bike community, Jamis said in a press release. "We are devastated," the brand wrote.
Jamis has also requested that the privacy of Willem's friends and family be respected. The company's offices will be closed until November 1.
The Bergen County's Major Crimes unit and the Northvale Police Department continue to investigate the incident. They believe that the suspect taken into custody was the only individual involved in the killing, Bicycle Retailer reported
We will update this story as more information becomes available.
Our sincere condolences from Pinkbike to everyone affected by this tragic, senseless act.
And your completely misconstruing what they mean when they say they want privacy. It does not mean they want to keep the murder a secret, it just means they don't want to be contacted about it.
If you put someone's information up on a site as large as this, they are going to be contacted about it. The respectful thing to do is report the information currently available and leave all personal details out until further notice. Everyone's acting incredulously over Mak pointing this out, but that would have been the most respectful way.
To the family; I'm so incredibly sorry. I wish you all the best moving forward, and hope that you're able to find closure in the coming months. Rest in peace.
Better to know which family's privacy to respect than keep it ambiguous and have a bunch of ass hats asking everyone they know at Jamis who died and how, in a time when many are grieving.
This person, their family, and their friends all deserve the utmost respect and sympathy in this difficult time.
Rest in Power Jeanette.
Hope that clears it up.
REddit is f*cked. What they consider doxxing has no semblence to legal reality. They're fine with right-wing organisers of attempted coups in washington DC using their platform perfectly ok but they consider a press release of a murder victim's name and photo as doxxing ? Really ? If you believe that's the definition of doxxing then you're as stupid as makripper is.
If I were a betting man, I would absolutely bet that if an Apple employee was murdered IN Apple headquarters, you would see it all over Tech industry news outlets…
The point is this article is disgusting and in bad taste.
Rip and I can't even imagine what her family is going through
I can name a few "politicians" and business execs that would LOVE a media operation like that.
Jamis sent out a press release with this info, so f*** off of Pinkbike about publishing it. Regardless of whether you can technically leverage a definition of “doxing” to fit, comparing accurate reporting of a murder to maliciously publishing personal info to hurt someone is muppet yammering of the highest order. And the next of kin shit is just openly invented out of whole cloth.
Quite frankly, the media shouldn't be reporting this, it should be the police.
Personally I would not have run this article.
P. S. The tragic death of an industry veteran deserves respectful reporting and respectful (if any) commenting. If you are not able to be write something nice and respectful, even in such a moment, go take your anger somewhere else.
I love the internet. Where people show their true colors and don’t realize it.
Pinkbike, just because you can doesn't mean you should...
It's sensationalism, and not relevant to the sport.
Someone in a Taiwanese bike factory who wasn’t bike famous, rather she was an employee at a bike factory who was doing it because she needed a job, died of a heart attack last year. Didn’t see that on PB. Why? Because it wasn’t relevant to bikes. The bike factory was the location, not the cause. Total trash article this one is.
Next week on PB:
Man slips on fork oil near bike shop and is paralysed.
Woman walking past bike shop hit by drive by shooting in Manila.
Woman wearing t-shirt with picture of tricycle on it implicated in armed robbery in Lagos.
Where is it going to end?
Most people over the age of six or so understand this, unless they’re trying to get offended to score internet points.
Is this kind of bike related journalism we can expect from here on out?
I’d sooner read about Van life.
I guess I’ll just use Pinkbike for what it does offer:
Buy:sell and Trailforks
And just do you don’t misunderstand where I’m coming from, I’m a psychiatric provider, I work with people struggling with loss, and this sort of news is not a healthy way to deal with loss. Articles like this make it so much harder for family and friends to process their grief.
Just think about what I’m saying.
Desensitizing ourselves is how we got to where we are. Satisfied are you?
Give it another fifty years and see how that works for your grandkids.
This ^ is why it was published.
Yes, it’s in bad taste.
Yes, it’s not ethical.
Yes, it’s not responsible, but now that Outside is running the show, it’s all about the money,
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