On Might 19, 2004, 21-year-old Sarah Fox, a pupil at Juilliard’s prestigious drama faculty, bid her roommate goodbye and went out for a run.
The roommate, Patrick Dall’Occhio, was additionally attending Juilliard however had taken the time without work to run some errands. After doing laundry and checking in on household by telephone, Dall’Occhio sat down in entrance of the TV with a pizza and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
Fox by no means returned from her run that afternoon, however Dall’Occhio figured she should have stayed over at a good friend’s home and had forgotten to verify in, so he wasn’t overly anxious. However the subsequent day, he received a name from Fox’s boyfriend, Matt D’Amico, with whom he’d grown up in Whittier, California. D’Amico, who lived across the nook and in addition went to Juilliard, was anxious that he hadn’t heard from Fox for the reason that day earlier than. As time handed, Fox’s pals and classmates grew to become more and more involved. They gathered on the residence Fox and Dall’Occhio shared on Isham Avenue in Higher Manhattan.