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Death investigation - one person in custody May 29, 2022

Published: 5/29/2022

For More Information Contact:

Captain John A. Watterson, 845-486-3860

This is to advise that at 5:40 pm on 5/29/22 the Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police responded to a residence in the Town of Wappinger for a report of a female who had been injured. Upon arrival it was discovered that the female had suffered from stab wounds, at which time she was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital where she later passed away. The suspected offender fled the scene initially however was later located and taken into custody in the City of Poughkeepsie, and at this time there is no threat to public safety.

The investigation is currently in its beginning stages, and at this time no further information will be released in order to protect its integrity. Specific details will be released at a later time as the investigation progresses and circumstances allow. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the New York State Police, City of Poughkeepsie Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Police, and Town of Hyde Park Police. Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 845-486-3800 or via the tip line at 845-605-2583 or, and all information will be kept confidential.