‘Persons of interest’ sought in second New Windsor homicide

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“Persons of interest” are being sought by New Windsor police and FBI agents in connection with the homicide of a woman found dead at an apartment complex.

This is the second homicide to happen in less than three weeks in a normally quiet town, so New Windsor police say they are getting some extra help from several law enforcement agencies including the FBI.

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It was just about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when a maintenance worker at the South Gate Apartment Complex discovered the body of a woman inside one of the apartments. The victim is identified as 32-year-old Deborah Waldinger, of New Windsor.
An area of the complex was cordoned off as investigators worked the scene for several hours. "We have developed persons of interest in that case and we are continuing to work hard with our law enforcement partners to bring those parties to justice,” says Chief Robert Doss.

Police are now awaiting autopsy results, but say it appears Waldinger may have died from blunt force trauma.

The discovery comes on the heels of another homicide on Sept. 21 at the Knox Village Apartment Complex. Police say Chelsea Debidin, 21, of Walden, was gunned down there, along with a 20-year-old man who survived the incident.

Police say they are probing persons of interest in that case, but no arrests have been made.  "Not a day has gone by that I have not thought about 21-year-old Chelsea Debidin and her family, I will not let them down," says Doss.

Police say that the homicides appear to be unrelated, but urged the public to "be aware of your surroundings."

Anyone with information about the homicides can call the New Windsor Police Department at 845-565-7000.

 

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