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[UPDATE] Arrest Made in Thanksgiving Murder

67-year-old woman slain at trailer park in Hyde Park.

UPDATE (3 p.m. Wednesday): As the result of a joint investigation into the death of Hyde Park resident Laurie Ferguson, the New York State Police and the Town of Hyde Park Police have charged Justin Curran, 36, of Hyde Park, in connection with the murder.

Curran, of Mobile Manor Trailer Park, was found in Tampa, FL, on Tuesday by State Police and Hyde Park Police with help from the U.S. Marshalls and Florida law enforcement agencies. Police said Curran was questioned about the murder and was then charged.

Curran was awaiting arraignment in Tampa today, with extradition proceedings to follow.

Police said the investigation is continuing and ask that anyone with information about the slaying, the victim or Curran call State Police at 845-876-4049 or 845-677-7300.

 

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UPDATE (11 a.m.): As the result of a joint investigation into the death of Hyde Park resident Laurie Ferguson, the New York State Police and the Town of Hyde Park Police have made an arrest.

Check back with Patch for more details on the arrest and the investigation.

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The New York State Police in Rhinebeck and the Town of Hyde Park Police are conducting a joint investigation into the murder of a 67-year-old woman and they are seeking the public's help in finding her car.

Laurie B. Ferguson of Mobile Manor Home Park in the Town of Hyde Park was found dead on Thanksgiving Day in her home. The cause of death is under investigation.

State Police said they are seeking the public's assistance in locating the victim's car, which was taken from the scene of the murder. The vehicle is a 2006 Saturn Ion, four door sedan color gray, with NY registration AFD7244.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the New York State Police at 845-876-4049 or 845-677-7300.

William Demarest (Editor) November 24, 2012 at 10:26 AM
The State Police have located the vehicle sought in the Hyde Park homicide. The vehicle was located on Reservoir Road in the Town of Hyde Park (Staatsburg). Tips and information can still be reported to 845-876-4049 or 845-677-7300. The investigation continues.
john farnsworth December 08, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Bloody good job in tracking down this bloody murderer.

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