Police Search For S.I. Man In Parents’ Murder

NYPD: Eric Bellucci Fled The Country To Israel

NEW YORK (CBS 2/WCBS 880/ 1010 WINS) – At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Annadale section of Staten Island, police found the bodies of 61-year-old Arthur Bellucci and his wife, 56-year-old Marion Bellucci. They had been stabbed to death.

The man police want to talk to, as CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman reports, is the couple’s 30-year-old son, Eric.

Police believe Eric Bellucci took an El Al flight to Israel from Newark Liberty International Airport that landed about 1 a.m. our time.

“He did take a flight to Tel Aviv. He’s in Israel now, and we are working with Israeli authorities,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports from Annadale | 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports

Care Mates is a home health care agency with the family business. Mrs. Belluci was a registered nurse. Her daughter and son were principles in the company also.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports the couple’s 25-year-old daughter, Vanessa, had recently moved out of the family home because she feared her brother.

Police sources said because of threats from her brother, a few months ago Vanessa went to live with her mother’s sister and her uncle.

Understandably, a man at that address did not want to say much.

“We have no comment at this time. It’s a harrowing experience. It happened just fairly recently. So just let us get through it, please?” the family member said.

However, a man who knew the family 30 years said it has been a long battle brought on by the son’s mental schizophrenia that led to this.

“Artie was very protective of his family as any father would be, and Artie just recently got rid of whatever rifles were in the house,” he said.

Friends said Eric was a brilliant, but after he turned 18 something happened.

“I remember him being one of the most handsomest young men I’ve ever seen in my life. You should say a prayer for them. You know I don’t think he did this on purpose. I would imagine if you’re sick then maybe you don’t know what you’re doing, you know you don’t expect your children to hurt you like this,” Resident Sally Robusto said.

“If that’s the case,” she added.

Because Eric Bellucci is not a Jewish foreign national, nor is he believed to be an Israeli citizen, Israel’s laws protecting Jews against extradition would not apply to him.

If he’s captured, he will be turned over to NYPD detectives already in Israel.

  • Nemesis xyz

    To the Killer: You are now a FUGITIVE. You had better climb on a spacecraft and head for the Moon;;; Israel is not far enough, ESCAPE TO THE MARS. If you stay on Earth they’re going to hunt you down and take you down just like the animal that you are.

  • TJ

    Mike, since don’t worry about it. We are everywhere and don’t ever forget it.

  • Mike

    Since when are there NYPD stationed in Israel?

  • shamwow

    wow survivor, i work with individuals with mental illnesses and so does my husband. i’m surprised you couldn’t divorce him as I would have supported him and the system for the divorce. perhaps different countries….different laws. In Canada…you would have been able to divorce.

  • zodiac mindwarp

    no cis

  • CSI

    yes obviously. But do they deserve to die. Yes or no.

  • zodiac mindwarp

    CSI a dog has nothing to do with this.

    The parents did not commit him

  • survivor

    i was married to a schizophrenic. They kept sending him home. There’s only so long they can keep them in a hospital and once on meds they send them home. They don’t take their meds it’s dangerous. AND you can’t divorce them either. He was dangerous at times and is dead now and I thank God for the second chance for now peaceful life.

    • Christine

      To Survivor: Thank you for sharing your story – I was married to a man with bi-polar and now we, unfortunately are divorced, but I am best without him

  • CSI

    So because they did not admit him they deserve to die??? So people deserve to die because they forgot to take out their dog. Give me a break. Why don’t you go back in time when you got shot for looking at someone wrong or stepping on their sneakers. Thats seems to be where you want to be.

  • zodiac mindwarp

    the parents knew he had guns at the home.

    • flysforfun

      So, “zodiac mindwarp” the son stabbed them with a gun?

      Why the commit about guns?

  • zodiacmindwarp

    the family is at fault here. he should have been in a mental hospital

    • Disgusted

      You’re such an ignorant fool. Saying the family is at fault because of any of this is ridiculous. They were such kind and wonderful people. Eric was there oldest son and only very recently became violent. They in no way shape or form should be held responsible for this because Eric is a sick person. As someone who personally knows them I can say this without a doubt. So instead of spouting off ill-educated answers why don’t you consider the grieving family and what they would think if they read that.

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