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NCAVP mourns the death of 64-year-old white, queer man, Kenneth Savinski in Upper East Side Manhattan, NY. According to media reports, Kenneth Savinski was found dead in his Upper East Side apartment after meeting 24-year-old, Alex Ray Scott, from an unnamed dating app. On Friday, January 31, Scott turned himself in to the police after confessing to the fatal attack that took place the previous Wednesday night.
Kenneth was a long-time antiques salesperson, beloved by many of his neighbors. According to the NY Times, “To his neighbors, Mr. Savinski was a staple of the block, remembered for his regular walks to church and his friendly waves to acquaintances whom he saw along the way.”
Notably quoted, “I knew Kenny quite well. He was a standup guy,” said Mr. Franck, 66. “He had a dynamic love for everyone in the neighborhood. He went to the church of St. Ignatius Loyola, where I am a Eucharistic minister. We are a community. He would go to church five nights a week, and Sundays.”
Scott is expected to be charged with several counts and is currently being held without bond. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kenneth Savinski.
We know it can be hard to read these reports of violence against our communities. If you need support in these difficult times, you can always reach out to your local NCAVP member. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, you can reach our free bilngual national hotline at 212-714-1141 or report online for support.
NCAVP works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities. NCAVP is a national coalition of local member programs and affiliate organizations who create systemic and social change. NCAVP is a program of the New York City Anti-Violence Project.