Friends, neighbors disturbed by death of 25-year-old Liverpool man

Friends and nearby residents disturbed by death of 25-year-old Liverpool man

Those who live along Galloway Drive in Liverpool are on edge after a man who was reported missing Monday evening was found dead.

"It's scary. It really is, you know?" said Gail Fogarty, a friend of 25-year-old Jacob Giarrusso, whose body was found inside a vehicle at the Brookwood on the Green apartment complex Tuesday. The Onondaga County District Attorney 's Office said Tuesday that it is treating the death as a homicide.

Fogarty lives just a few doors down from the crime scene. Normally, she said she feels safe enough to leave her doors unlocked, but that won't be the case anymore.

"It's a little different now, because it's really hits close to home. It's just up the street," she said.

Fogarty's sister, Diane, whose son went to school with Giarrusso, said it's awful knowing he won't be spending the holidays with his loved ones.

"[My son] kind of filled things in for me and it's like 'Mom, that could've been me,'" she said.

Those in the area hope to learn what happened as police continue their investigation.

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