Police are investigating homicide in Chester

19 Dec 2019 | 02:42

The New York State Police are investigating an apparent homicide that occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the Village of Chester.

The investigation started after the discovery of a body. Trooper Steven Nevel, public information officer for Troop F in Middletown, said it's not yet known whether the body is male or female. He said investigators are "all over the area," and that he's waiting from his supervisor as to "how we're going to do this."

No more information is available at this time, he said.

The Village of Chester Police says the case is a state police investigation at this point and that the department is "pretty much out of the loop."

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

This would be the first homicide in Chester since the notorious case of Nicholas Tartaglione, a former Briarcliff Manor police officer now serving time for killing four men in 2016 in the former Likquid Lounge that his brother operated in the Quickway Plaza on Brookside Avenue.