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Luis R. Rondon- Suspect in last week’s New Windsor Murder

The New Windsor Police Department has announced the arrest of Luis R. Rondon who was tracked To California after Wednesday morning’s murder by blunt force trauma of 32-year-old Deborah Walder at Bristol Apartments in Vail’s Gate.

Rondon is awaiting extradition back to New York for prosecution.

The suspect was arrested last night (Friday) just before 10 pm and charged with Second Degree Murder, with no bail.

The Town of New Windsor continues to be the lead agency in this investigation and said that vital assistance was given by numerous agencies including:

New York State Police Major Crimes and FIV
FBI Safe Streets Task Force
Orange County (NY) Crime Analysis Center
Orange County (NY)  Sheriff’s Office
Orange County (NY)  District Attorney’s Office
Kern County (CA) Sheriff’s Office
City of Taft (CA) Police Department


(Update #3)

By Edie Johnson – October 9 – 2:49 /updated 5:45 & 6:22 New Windsor area residents are locking their doors and taking extra precautions as the second death in two weeks near Vails Gate’s Five Corners was discovered on Wednesday morning. Police have called it an “Unattended Death” of  32-year old Deborah A. Waldinger, and the Medical Examiner is investigating the dead body which was found by a maintenance worker at Southgate Village apartments.  The complex is located at Old Forge Hill Road and Vail’s Gate HeightsNW2.JPG

Police Chief Robert Doss gave an update at about 4:30 on Wednesday, with a few more details on what is becoming an intense investigation, saying that the death appears to have been caused by blunt force trauma.  They have called in the FBI for assistance in the investigations.

New Windsor Police say there is no reason to suspect that the incident is related to a homicide by shooting  just  over  2 weeks ago which occurred at Knox Village, about a half mile from today’s incident, leaving a 21-year-old woman dead and a man hospitalized  (sources familiar with the matter have indicated that the first homicide was likely related to custody issues but as yet there have been no published leads).  He added a request for any leads, saying that they are here to help and will appreciate any tips which can be called to 845-565-7000.STATE Police cropped

medical examiner

Another update from Deputy Chief Michael Farbent later Wednesday evening added the following: This scene is still being processed and this matter is in its very early stages of the investigation.  We do have leads coming in for this case and they are actively being followed up by our detective and our LE partners.

The New Windsor Police Department is the lead agency for this investigation.  We want to thank our Law Enforcement partners for their unwavering support in this investigation.  They are the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations and their Major Crimes Unit along with their Forensic Investigations Unit, the FBI and their Safe Streets Task Force, the Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center, the OC Sheriff’s Office and the OC District Attorney’s Office.

Photo(s)  by Bob McCormick


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