Death of Woman Found Inside Burned Home in Port Jervis Ruled HomicideJan 18th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
Police spent the remainder of the week investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman whose body was found in a home in Port Jervis that had caught fire Tuesday morning on Mountain Avenue. On Friday the Orange County Medical Examiner’s office ruled the woman’s death a Homicide. The Medical Examiner’s office reports the victim suffered multiple blunt and sharp force trauma injuries before being subjected to the fire.
The 35 year old woman has been identified as Tyrochelle Haughton.
Police are involved because it is more than a fire investigation. And according to Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden, several aspects of the case have been deemed suspicious.
Also found in the area of the home Tuesday morning, when firefighters and police arrived was 38 year old Dave Stevenson. According to a neighbor he was one of the owners of the Mountain Avenue home that was scene of the fire. Stevenson was taken to Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis to be treated for burns he suffered and later taken to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. He is expected to survive his injuries.
Police are not saying at this time if Stevenson is a suspect.
Port Jervis police were assisted by state police investigators, as well as Orange County fire investigators, district attorney’s investigators and personnel from the medical examiners office.