Emotions were high at a Hazle Township crime watch meeting Thursday night as his parents spoke of their son's condition. Andrew Goryl says "he has 2 skull fractures, he has a broken nose, 2 broken cheeks, eye sockets are broke, his jaw is broke, and his skin is ripped off where they drug him down the alley." Andrew and Carol Goryl describe their son as a good person with a good job. They say he went out Saturday night to get a new cell phone and possibly grab a drink with friends, but he never came home. "He wasn't doing anything bad in a bad area of town. He ended up somewhere and this ended up happening and we are hoping to get some answers," says Hazleton Police Chief Frank Deandrea.
AJ was found early Sunday morning on North Lafayette Court near Fifth Street conscious, but unable to answer any questions. Police say he had been drug through the street.
Now, an investigation is underway to find out just what happen to the 32-year-old Hazleton man. "I stress to everybody out there together we can fix his and this community. We need your help. Please help us," pleads Chief Deandrea. AJ's Father adds "to the people that did this: what goes around comes around and we are going to get you!"
Police Chief Deandrea is asking everyone to join him and a group of guardian angels Friday night at 7:00 on Broad and Wyoming Streets in Hazleton to help put a stop to the violence in the area.