A doctor from Florida has been charged with the 2019 murder of a produce truck driver who was killed in 2019 in Vermont.
Jozsef Piri, a doctor from Naples, Florida was arrested for the murder of Roberto Fonseca-Rivera. On November 1st, 2019, Fonseca-Rivera was found behind the wheel of a produce truck on Route 103 in Rockingham, Vermont after police were called for a welfare check. Police determined he was later shot to death.
Just a few days after he was found, Vermont State Police released a photo of a 2016 or newer Toyota Tacoma that was believed to be traveling directly in front of the produce truck captured on surveillance video before the shooting.
Police have not stated a motive for the shooting. They do not believe the two men knew each other. According to police, Piri previously lived in Connecticut.
“Piri lived in Connecticut at the time and was returning home from a property he owned in Londonderry, Vermont,” police said. “Detectives reviewed surveillance footage, GPS data, photographs and other information to determine that Piri was driving immediately in front of Fonseca-Rivera just before the shooting occurred.”
Piri is listed as a doctor specializing in internal medicine on several online databases, including with the Hartford Hospital in Connecticut.
Piri is in custody waiting to be extradited to Vermont to face charges for second-degree murder.