Slippery Rock landlord found dead next to Borough Building

Published by adviser, Author: Jonathan Janasik - News Editor, Date: November 18, 2013
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Slippery Rock landlord Frank Monteleone Jr. allegedly shot and killed himself Saturday night.

SRU professor and Slippery Rock borough council member, Dr. Itzi Meztli, stated that at 7:30 p.m. Saturday he was told by another borough council member that Monteleone was found dead outside the rear entrance of the Slippery Rock Borough office building on East Water Street.

Meztli was also told that Monteleone called 911 before his death, and that the SRU campus police were the first at the scene despite the shooting happening next to the borough police department’s doors.

The borough council is currently scheduled to hold an unrelated meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the same building that Monteleone allegedly killed himself near.

A service will be observed at the Smith Funeral Home, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock, Pa. on Saturday at 12 p.m. for Monteleone. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, Slippery Rock on Friday  from 7 until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.  A Committal Service will be at Slippery Rock Cemetery immediately following.

Monteleone’s obituary can be found here.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

26 COMMENTS

  1. Slippery Rock Police unfortunately are not at the station all the time. It would be so beneficial to see and feel their presence more often in the community. This is a sad story. Too much happening is such a small community lately.

  2. Yes, suicides that happen in a public places are newsworthy. Not that anyone enjoys reading or writing the stories, but it at least helps set the record straight about what happened. Trust me – I just wrote about it for Wednesday’s Allied News and I really hoped it was an awful rumor before I was able to confirm it with the authorities.

  3. Frank will be missed. This is not unprofessional at all, people need to hear Frank’s story and learn from it. He was a good man who tried to make the community a better place by battling the injustice of the Slippery Rock Boro and Council.

  4. Rocket made the right decision to post. The story does say allegedly, and he was a public figure. Newspapers can’t ignore news because it’s unpleasant. I would be more comfortable with a police source, or the county coroner, as opposed to a professor.

  5. This the most unprofessional article I have ever read! It always reads “the death is under investigation” out of respect for the families. My heart goes out to the Monteleone family for the disrespectful way this was reported. I live in Los Angeles and this is not how the “big boys” do the reporting. You should be ashamed of yourselves for allowing this to go to print!

  6. Frank will be missed. This is not unprofessional at all, people need to hear Frank’s story and learn from it. He was a good man who tried to make the community a better place by battling the injustice of the Slippery Rock Boro and Council.

  7. Slippery Rock Police unfortunately are not at the station all the time. It would be so beneficial to see and feel their presence more often in the community. This is a sad story. Too much happening is such a small community lately.

  8. This the most unprofessional article I have ever read! It always reads “the death is under investigation” out of respect for the families. My heart goes out to the Monteleone family for the disrespectful way this was reported. I live in Los Angeles and this is not how the “big boys” do the reporting. You should be ashamed of yourselves for allowing this to go to print!

  9. Unfortunately if a suicide happens in a public place or on public ground, the press is allowed to mention cause of death. Not respectful to surviving family however it is allowed.

  10. Yes, suicides that happen in a public places are newsworthy. Not that anyone enjoys reading or writing the stories, but it at least helps set the record straight about what happened. Trust me – I just wrote about it for Wednesday’s Allied News and I really hoped it was an awful rumor before I was able to confirm it with the authorities.

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