Thursday, March 1, 2007

Vincenzo Riccardi and the Postal Service

When Vincenzo Riccardi's death was reported, many people were wondering why the U.S. Postal Service didn't notice that something was awry.

Tom Gaynor, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, said mail had piled at first up at Riccardi's home. It then accumulated at the local post office, and notices that were left at Riccardi's home went unanswered. Gaynor added the home was located far from the mailbox, which might have discouraged anyone from checking.

By last summer, the mail was handled as if he had moved with no forwarding address, Gaynor said.


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