Missing West New York man found dead in his van in Englewood, death not ruled suspicious


The West New York man that had been missing since February 8th was found dead in his van while it was parked in Englewood, with authorities indicating that his death does not appear suspicious at this time.

Lestor Tabora. Photos courtesy of the West New York Police Department.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Lestor Tabora, 31, of West New York, was last seen driving his white GMC van in Fairview on February 8th, according to a missing person flyer from the West New York Police Department.

A preliminary investigation late Friday evening indicated that wrongdoing was not suspected in his passing after his body was found parked near a daycare at the intersection of William Street and West Linden Avenue, as The Daily Voice first reported.

A GoFundMe page started yesterday to cover his funeral expenses has already raised $10,290 towards their $20,000 goal.

“Lester’s family and friends are deeply saddened by his passing, but they will always remember him as a kind-hearted and talented individual who had a passion for music,” Pamela Zaldana Martinez wrote in the page description.

“He was a gifted drummer and sound engineer, and he devoted his time to volunteering at various churches in his community. Lester’s generosity, warmth, and willingness to help others were qualities that made him a true friend to many. At this difficult time, we humbly ask for your support in helping the Tabora family cover the expenses associated with Lester’s funeral and provide them with the time they need to grieve and heal.”

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