Westchester District Lawyer Anthony Scarpino together with federal, state and native regulation enforcement announce the arrest of a suspect within the killing of socialite Lois Colley at a information convention in White Plains on Nov. thirteen,2017.
The North Salem socialite was killed in 2015.
The day laborer arrested within the 2015 slaying of Lois Colley might have proven up at her North Salem house that day due to a dispute he had with considered one of her kinfolk – and killed her when she confronted him, authorities stated.
Esdras Marroquin Gomez, 32, generally known as “Victor,” was arraigned Monday on a cost of second-diploma homicide, accused of bludgeoning the eighty three-yr-previous socialite to dying with a small hearth extinguisher.
Gomez fled to his native Guatemala inside days of the killing and was tracked down just lately in Cancun, Mexico. He was deported by Mexican authorities to Guatemala on Friday – a day after the 2-yr anniversary of the slaying – and brought into custody by the FBI when his aircraft stopped in Miami.
District Lawyer Anthony Scarpino provided no particulars about which member of the Colley household Gomez had feuded with or the character of the dispute, aside from that it may need been about cash.
Colley’s household expressed “gratitude to regulation enforcement for the work that has gone into the case and the work in bringing him again,” Scarpino stated Monday.
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Gomez was a day laborer who had done work at the Colleys’ Windswept Farm, but because he was not a regular worker with long ties to the family, it was a few days before investigators sought to interview him. By then he had fled the country.
Scarpino declined to say how authorities came to suspect Gomez. “Our case is going to be based on people assisting us, and I don’t want to take steps to drive them further underground,” he said at an afternoon press conference, accompanied by state Police Major Robert Gregory and FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael McGarrity.
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 found Colley’s body on the laundry room floor shortly after 5 p.m. State police investigated and the FBI got involved once it became clear that the prime suspect was no longer in the United States,
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 the fire extinguisher. They said there were no signs of forced entry.