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Just hours after discovering the body of a missing Carmel man at the Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve, Yorktown Police say they have now recovered the body of a woman.
Yorktown Police Lt. Kevin Soravilla says police received a call at 5:53 p.m. Monday from an ATV rider that the body of a woman was located in a wooded area on Baldwin Road near the Taconic State Parkway in an area often frequented by ATV riders.
The area was secured, he said, and the victim was identified as 40 year old Tina A. Adovasio of the Bronx.
He says the NYPD is now investigating along with the Westchester County District Attorney's Office.
The Westchester County Department of Public Safety assisted in the initial investigation, said Soravilla. The case is being treated as a homicide and the body has been taken to the Westchester Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Adovasio has been missing from her Bronx home since Friday. She worked as a nurse at the Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle.
A New Rochelle Man has been charged in a two count indictment in connection with the January 9, 2011 death of his two year old son.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Richard "Ricky" Leak of 345 Main Street, New Rochelle has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder and 1st Degree Manslaughter in the death of Khalil Leak.
On January 9, police were called to Leak's apartment by a neighbor who reported a toddler was unresponsive and having difficulty breathing. He was pronounced dead around 2 a.m. after he was transported to Sound Shore Medical Center.
Police said Leak told them the boy fell and struck his head while jumping on a couch. Leak was arrested several days later on January 12.
The Westchester Medical Examiner determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma and that the toddler had a skull fracture.
Richard Leak faces a maximum of 25 years to life in state prison if found guilty. He is due back in court on March 24.
Police in New Rochelle are investigating a stabbing Friday night that left a 29 year old woman dead.
Officials say Lisa Stabler was viciously attacked with a machete while she was visting with a male friend at an apartment at 309 North Avenue, apartment 12.
Cops arrived to find the woman lying on a bed, unresponsive with multiple wounds to her head torso and hands. She was prounced dead shortlly afterward at Sound Shore Medical Center.
A Bronx man pleaded guilty today to murder and assault charges in connection with the death of firefighter Patrick Joyce in October 2009 and the injuries of two others.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Rafael Roldan, in the midst of his trial, pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and two counts of 1st Degree Assault.
On October 2, 2009, the Yonkers Fire Department responded to a multi family structure fire at 149 Waverly Street. Firefighters managed to put out the blaze in the front room, when a second fire erupted in the rear of the home and spread to the roof area trapping firefighter Patrick Joyce and Lt Joseph Murray and William Kanych Jr.
The smoke and flames forced the men to jump three stories. Joyce was killed. The other two suffered serious injuries.
Murray had multiple fractures to his ribs, spine and burns that required hospitalization and surgery. Firefighter Kanych suffered a fractured foot, burns and spinal injuries that required hospitalization and surgery.
Village of Mamaroneck Police announced today that they have identified several "persons of interest" in the murder of 49 year old Jennifer Katz. Katz's body was found at her home at 615 Baldwin Place around 11 p.m. Thursday night.
No charges have yet been filed and the cause of death has not yet been released by police.
Village of Mamaroneck Police say the victim knew her attacker and that it was not a random act of violence.
Katz is a divorced mother of two. Her two children were not home at the time but with their father out of state.
Yorktown Police Thursday are seeking to calm the public following the town's first murder in more than 15 years. Yorktown Police Lieutenant Kevin Soravilla said residents in the quiet suburban community need not panic.
He says the death of 43 year old Piotr Seweryn was not a home invasion. Rather, he says, the victim, who was shot once in the head was likely targeted, for reasons police have not yet disclosed.
Seweryn's wife Krystyn made the gruesome discovery around 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the basement of their home at 3210 Poplar Street.
A parole violator today pleaded guilty to a series of violent crimes including two murders and conspiracy to commit another.
28 year old Tony "Little Man" Bryant admitted he pulled the trigger in the fatal shooting of Yonkers cab driver Pericles Salas during a robbery last August. He also admitted it was his gun used in the slaying of a Bronx man, Cleveland Dinnall, who was shot in Dinnall's apartment building at 4431 Carpenter Avenue in the Wakefield section of the Bronx.Both of the killings were a week apart. Bryant also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder while he was at the Westchester County Jail.He admitted plotting to kill a woman using a hitman. That "hitman" turned out t be an undercover officer.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore issued a statement following the guilty pleas, saying, "Certain individuals demonstrate that they have no place in our society. This defendant robbed and murdered two people in totally unrelated incidents a week apart and while in jail conspired to kill a third person." Said DiFiore, "Today's sentence promise by the Court of twenty eight years to life in State Prison should serve to acknowledge the senselessness of the two murders and recognize the loss that two families have suffered."
Sentencing is set for November 9.
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