Norwalk family hopes for justice for April Grisanti, missing since 1985

The family believes Aaron kidnapped and killed Grisanti after she broke up with him. (1/31/14)

NORWALK - A Norwalk family is hoping for justice and to give a proper burial to a woman who disappeared nearly 30 years ago. 

April Grisanti was last seen with her boyfriend James "Purple" Aaron in Norwalk in 1985. 

The family believes Aaron kidnapped and killed Grisanti after she broke up with him that night. 

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Cold Case Unit Det. Lt. Art Weisberger says Grisanti had gone to officers earlier in the night, after Aaron had attacked her, but she didn't want to press charges. 

She later ended up at Anthony's Café on Main Avenue, where Aaron showed up. A witness told police they saw a young woman kicking and screaming inside Aaron's car as it drove off.

Aaron is also the prime suspect in the death of his wife. A year earlier, Mary Frattaloni's body was found decomposing in the woods near a parking lot on Route 123 by the Merritt Parkway. Despite the fact that he's a suspect, Aaron has never been charged.

News 12 Connecticut attempted to contact Aaron, but was not able to find a working number for him.

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