Cabbie Arrested in Killing of 27-Year-Old Passenger, Found by Postal Worker - NBC New York

Cabbie Arrested in Killing of 27-Year-Old Passenger, Found by Postal Worker



    Body Found at Post Office in Ridgefield: Police

    A body was found at a post office in Ridgefield, New Jersey. Police said the death does not appear to be an accident. Ida Siegal reports. (Published Monday, Nov. 21, 2016)

    A taxi driver has been arrested in the killing of a passenger whose body was discovered by a postal worker in the parking lot of a post office in New Jersey Sunday, prosecutors say. 

    The postal worker arrived for work at the United States Post Office in Ridgefield at about 6 a.m. Sunday and discovered the body of a man in the back parking lot, Bergen County prosecutors said. 

    Police and investigators responded to the Broad Avenue post office and identified the man as 27-year-old Lucas Teletor of Palisades Park. 

    Prosecutors say it appears Teletor and an acquaintance had taken a taxi from North Bergen to the area of 729 Broad Ave. in Ridgefield at about midnight. 

    During the trip, Teletor got into an argument with the taxi driver, 40-year-old Juan C. Tacilla, and Tacilla pulled his taxi over, prosecutors said. Driver and passenger got into a physical fight outside the stopped cab, and Tacilla hit Teletor numerous times.

    Teletor was later found dead in the parking lot.

    The medical examiner will determine a cause of death. 

    Tacilla was arrested Sunday on a charge of second-degree manslaughter. He was in Bergen County jail on $500,000 bail. It's not clear if he has an attorney. 

    He's scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning. 

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