13th Annual Donnie Farrell III Memorial Food Drive

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BOONTON TOWNSHIP — The 13th Annual Donnie Farrell III Memorial Food Drive will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at R.V.A. Fields, 353 Powerville Road, Boonton Township. Rain or Shine.

Please consider making a donation to the Interfaith Food Pantry in Donnie’s memory. Helping others is the greatest way to honor this special young man and keep his memory alive. To donate online click here.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27, 2007

Donald Farrell III, a Rowan University student was attacked on campus by the Triad Building of Rowan University in Glassboro. A group of black males had approached him when he was with some friends moments earlier. Farrell was punched and kicked in the abdomen and suffered fatal trauma. The suspect and his friends took off with Farrell’s cellphone and wallet. Farrell’s friends had little time to act and defend their friend. The primary suspect is described as a black, or possibly Hispanic male with a medium complexion and rounded facial features. He had braided hair, a thin mustache, and light goatee. At the time of the attack he was around the ages of 20 – 24 and he was 5’7″ in height. He was also wearing a Coogi Heritage hoody that was gray and red in color. It is believed that the suspected killer left in a dark-colored vehicle.

Who was the man that killed Donnie? It is unknown since he and the other men were never found after seven years of searching. More importantly, who was Donald “Donnie” Farrell? Donnie was a 19-year-old Rowan University sophomore. He grew up and lived in Boonton, and played lacrosse for the Mountain Lakes Lakers. He was also a founder of the Rowan University Men’s Club Lacrosse Team.

This murder case has been reported in newspapers, websites, and broadcasts news channels such as NBC10 and CBSPhilly. These reports, along with billboards and flyers, have not been able to help locate the killer.

If you have any information about this case, you are urged to:

– Call the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Lt. Langdon Sills: (856) 384-5604 or via email at the address of lsills@co.gloucester.nj.us

– Call Rowan Police: (856)256-4564

– Leave an anonymous tip by texting GLOTIP and CRIMES (274637)

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Frank Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019 both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, Vice Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board and Co-Host of Focus on Business, Cable TV Business Show.