True Crime TV Investigates 2019 Murder of Young Girl from Upstate NY
You may recall this horrific story that dominated Capital Region headlines a few years when a young woman who worked at a deli in Johnstown went missing in October of 2019.
The young woman police were looking for was 22-year-old Allyzibeth Lamont from Gloversville, who could always be seen smiling at customers and taking their orders at the Local 9 Deli in Johnstown.
According to People.com, Lamont was last seen on Townsend Ave. in Johnstown, which also happens to be on the same street as the deli.
Days went by, and when Lamont hadn't returned home, friends, family, neighbors, and relatives, all knew something clearly was wrong.
A few days later, on Halloween, her body was found in a shallow grave, 35 miles away in Malta. And years later, her murder still haunts the small town where it happened, and the men responsible for her beating her to death with a baseball bat, have been tried and brought to justice.
Who killed Allyzibeth Lamont?
Deli owner Georgios Kakavelos, 53, of Milton, was sentenced in November to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted in June 2021 of first-degree murder and conspiracy. The other man, James A. Duffy, 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was later sentenced to 18 years to life
And now, the chilling details of Lamont's murder will be chronicled during a People Magazine Investigates television production that airs Monday night, August 8th called People Magazine Investigates, "Gone in the Night".
It's set to air at 9 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery and also streams on discovery+.
In a promo clip provided by People, it's explained that when Lamont vanished, detectives headed to the deli to speak to the manager, but "there was actually a sign on the door that said 'Under Renovations.' However, it was still open for business," Gloversville Police Department Det. Sgt. Lucas Nellis says in the episode.
And that's when detectives started putting the grisly pieces of the puzzle together, according to the Daily Gazette.
Why did they do it?
Detectives persisted, eventually learning that Kakavelos was upset with Lamont because she "was causing problems for him at the labor board" because he owed her money, Duffy said in a statement to investigators, according to The Daily Gazette.
People magazine also released a clip from the show and description last week - including interviews with Gloversville Police’s Detective Jillian Faville and Detective Sgt. Lucas Nellis.