City of Poughkeepsie Police Rule Woman’s Death a HomicideAug 22nd, 2013 | By Jay Long | Category: Featured Articles
An autopsy on a elderly woman found dead in her City of Poughkeepsie residence Wednesday morning has revealed she died from “multiple injuries”, according to the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Dutchess County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kari Reiber declined to release the actual cause of death, citing an ongoing police investigation.
Police were called to the home of 99 year old Fannie Gumbinger on Underhill Avenue when a caretaker entered her home at 7:00 AM Wednesday and found the woman deceased. Police initially described the death as suspicious and said the investigation is ongoing. Because of the circumstances, police say they cannot release certain information pertaining to the case to ensure the investigation is not compromised. It is now being classified as a homicide.
There was also a burglary Wednesday night in a nearby home on Lockerman Avenue. Police are not speculating if the two incidents are related but warn residents to be sure to lock all doors and windows of their homes.
Hudson Valley Insider will update this story as details become available.