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 day laborer 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, authorities stated.
Esdras Gomez Marroquin, also referred to as “Victor,” was arraigned immediately in Westchester County Courtroom, in response to a regulation enforcement supply acquainted with the investigation.
A regulation enforcement supply conversant in the investigation described how Marroquin was recognized as a suspect and tracked throughout the border.
Marroquin was a day laborer who had carried out work on the farm, however as a result of he was not a daily employee with lengthy ties to the household, he was not recognized as a suspect till a number of days after the killing, at which level authorities consider he had already fled the nation.
Authorities believed Marroquin was in his native Guatemala, however it turned out he was in Mexico. Authorities had deliberate to hunt his extradition, however he was deported from Mexico.
And not using a direct flight to Guatemala, he traveled via Miami, the place federal authorities took him into custody final week as a fugitive from justice.
Marroquin, 32, was booked within the Westchester County jail on Friday on a felony cost of second-diploma homicide, based on jail data. He additionally has an immigration detainer.
The Westchester County District Lawyer’s Workplace, state police and the FBI are holding a information convention at 2 p.m. to debate the arrest and indictment of Marroquin.
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Colley, the wife of millionaire McDonald’s franchise owner Eugene Colley, was found dead in her home at 258 Titicus Road on Nov. 9, 2015.
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.
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.
(Photo: File photo by Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
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.
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