Who Killed Allyzibeth Lamont? Multi-Year Murder Mystery Solved Because Detectives Uncover Chilling Connection
It was a murder that left detectives baffled. A young woman, well-liked, went missing and was found buried in a
It was a murder that left detectives baffled. A young woman, well-liked, went missing and was found buried in a shallow grave – and clues were few and far between.
But a dogged team of detectives followed every lead until they cracked the case, and found a chilling connection between the victim Allyzibeth Lamont and her boss.
22-year-old Allyzibeth Lamont was a friendly face at the New York deli where she worked.
But in October 2019, Local 9 Deli customers noticed that the smiling face behind the counter was missing. She was last seen on the same road as the deli where she worked on October 28, 2019 around 5PM.
From there, no one knew where she had gone.
Authorities searched everywhere for the woman for whom dropping off the radar was unheard of. And they did find her.
Unfortunately, they found her buried in a shallow grave just over 30 miles away from her last known location. Her murder was a mystery, but detectives assigned to the case refused to give up on finding answers for her loved ones left behind.
A series of inconsistencies about her workplace led them to question multiple people, including the manager's girlfriend and two other employees. They searched the dumpsters behind the deli. But they were left with more questions than answers.
A Labor Complaint Turns Fatal
They tried to question the deli's owner and Lamont's boss, Georgios Kakavelos, but he remained evasive which set off warning bells for detectives.
Some digging into the pair's interactions led them to discover that she had filed a complaint against him with the labor board because he owed her money.
Upset with her, Kakavelos and another employee, James Duffy, bludgeoned Lamont to death with a baseball bat and hammer before callously throwing her body into a shallow grave.
Kakavelos was arrested and after a six-week trial found guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy, concealing a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence. He has been sentenced to life in prison.
Oxygen reports, "New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon also wrote a letter to the judge asking him to impose a sentence that would discourage others, the Times Union reported.
Reardon called Lamont’s murder the 'most heinous act of retaliation against a worker that the New York State Department of Labor has ever seen.'
At sentencing, the judge called Kakavelos 'callous, greedy and self-centered,' according to the Times Union."
Duffy testified against Kakavelos during the trial and pled guilty to second degree murder, receiving an 18-year prison sentence.
Kakavelos owed over $100K in back taxes at the time of Lamont's murder, and she had confronted him about shady business practices including paying employees off the book, failing to deduct payroll taxes, and being late to pay workers.
During the trial, Lamont's father sent a written impact statement to court which read, "I hope and pray that you die alone and scared. I hope you rot in hell, Georgie. A piece of my heart is gone because of you.”