NY - Lois Colley, 83, beaten to death, North Salem, 9 Nov 2015 *Arrest*

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  1. clearskies1

    clearskies1 New Member

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/11/n...y-socialite-was-murdered-police-say.html?_r=0

    "A prominent socialite and the wife of a millionaire McDonald’s franchise owner was found dead in her Westchester County home this week, and the New York State Police said on Tuesday that they believed she was murdered.

    The woman, Lois Colley, 83, died from a blunt force trauma, the police said. The only item that they believed to be missing from the family’s home on Titicus Road in North Salem, N.Y., was a small fire extinguisher."
     
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    Not trying to be sarcastic, but I don't believe this one will be too hard to solve, surely?

    How awful, to live to 83 and then be murdered. RIP Lois.
     
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    I would think the fire exstinguisher was the murder weapon and therefore taken because of prints.
     
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    clearskies1 New Member

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    Yes, they're searching the areas surrounding the home looking for the extinguisher.
     
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    http://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2015/11/10/north-salem-homicide/75505208/
     
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    http://nypost.com/2015/11/10/mother-of-playboy-who-broke-up-cuomo-kennedy-marriage-found-murdered/
     
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    NYT:

    Shock and Few Leads After Murder of Lois Colley, Society Matriarch

    much more at link
     
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    It always amazes me when I hear people say they don't lock their doors. From the article above:

    “Doors are never locked,” said Donna Bonelli, a retired caterer, who added that she had just seen the Colleys on Saturday at a reception to celebrate the opening of a new firehouse. Her husband, Mike Bonelli, agreed: “We’ve been away for a week and left our door unlocked.”
     
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    :confused:

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/11/12/lois-colley-death-reward/
     
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    With 300 acres and described as a compound, I hope their security system was working. Compounds, in my mind, consist of a large home and smaller homes for the hired help. Hopefully someone living there saw something. I hope it wasn't an employee...
     
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    I'm also very surprised there is not a larger reward amount being put forward by family and/or friends. 2500.00 is probably pocket change to most in that social echelon.
     
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    So is the husband "missing" or are his whereabouts just not known to LE?

    Trying to figure out how to delicately ask if the mister had any mental competency issues that are known.

    Strange that she is dead, the fire extinguisher is missing and the husband's whereabouts are "not known" to investigators.

    Don't mind me, I just see a lot in my work with elders.
     
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    They don't know the whereabouts of her husband?
    Wouldn't someone within the family or corporation know his whereabouts?

    We must have posted at the same time
     
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    The wake is scheduled for this afternoon and the funeral tomorrow morning. Surely, he must attend, I would think?
     
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    I just looked at the property on Google Earth and the driveway to the house is really long. There are houses along the driveway and a barn, riding ring, pastures, hay fields and horses from what I could see up towards the house. Behind the property looks like acres upon acres of woods.

    Horses require help and I hope someone on the property saw something. It seems unusual that an unknown assailant could pass unnoticed unless it was a familiar car...
     
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    Wasn't it said the person who found her called the husband at work? So he can't be a suspect. Then why is it even mentioned in the news that LE don't know where he is?

    Who put up the reward? Very perplexing that it is so low.

    And who else is living in the house? They said nothing but the fire extinguisher is missing. So either the husband had a look at jewelry and other valuables and found them all in place, or someone else is living there?
     

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