New York state police converge at Windswept Farm on Titicus Street in North Salem as they examine the killing of Lois Colley Nov 10, 2015. (Video by Frank Becerra Jr./ The Journal Information)
The North Salem socialite was killed in 2015.
A person has been charged with killing Lois Colley, virtually two years to the day that the eighty three-yr-previous socialite was bludgeoned at her North Salem property.
Esdras Gomez Marroquin, 32, was arraigned in the present day in Westchester County Courtroom, in accordance with a regulation enforcement supply accustomed to the investigation.
Marroquin was booked within the Westchester County jail on Friday on a felony cost of second-diploma homicide, in line with jail data. He additionally has an immigration detainer.
Colley, the spouse of millionaire McDonald’s franchise proprietor Eugene Colley, was found dead in her home at 258 Titicus Road on Nov. 9, 2015.
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A caretaker at the 300-acre hilltop property, known as Windswept Farm, found Colley’s body on the laundry room floor shortly after 5 p.m. that Monday. North Salem and state police swarmed the property and began an investigation that has persisted for two years as authorities searched for the killer.
(Photo: File photo by Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
Police said at the time that Colley died of blunt force trauma, and that the only item that appeared to be missing from the home was a small fire extinguisher. They said there were no signs of forced entry.
The New York State Crime Stoppers offered a reward of up to $2,500 for information in the case. No arrests were immediately made, but the investigation led to charges against two workers who were accused of stealing more than $30,000 worth of hay from the estate.
Angel Penafiel Para and Hugo Ramirez-Morales both pleaded guilty last year to felony counts of third-degree grand larceny. Penafiel Para is scheduled to be sentenced in January. Records on Ramirez-Morales’ sentencing were not immediately available.
Colley was known as a socialite who was dedicated to her family, including the couple’s four sons and grandchildren. Her husband built a fortune owning about 100 McDonald’s restaurants.
(Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
Colley was an active volunteer and contributed to numerous local causes, including the North Salem Open Land Foundation and the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
The family was heavily involved in local fox hunting, and Colley, who previously lived in Brewster, was a longtime member of the Brewster-Carmel Garden Club.
The family made headlines in 2003 after Colley’s son, Bruce, had an affair with Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which led to the governor’s divorce.
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