POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say killed a 99-year-old woman inside her upstate New York home.
Poughkeepsie (poh-KIHP’-see) City Police say 20-year-old Javon Tyrek Rogers was arraigned Saturday, charged with burglary and first-degree murder in the death of Fannie Gumbinger. They say he was arrested at 11 p.m. Friday night.
Gumbinger’s body was found Wednesday morning after a caretaker suspected something was wrong inside the woman’s house and called police. An autopsy Thursday determined that Gumbinger died from multiple injuries inside the home she’d lived alone in since her husband’s death in 2007.
Police tell the Poughkeepsie Journal (http://pojonews.co/17TPb4A ) Rogers is suspected in other recent burglaries in the city.
Rogers was being held without bail Saturday and unavailable for comment.
Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal, http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com