Authorities in New York have arrested a college student and her father on suspicion of killing the 20-year-old woman’s mother.
According to the Democrat and Chronicle, Karrie M. Neurauter, and fourth-year computer engineering student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and her 45-year-old father, Lloyd, were charged with second-degree murder in connection with the August death.
Police reports indicate officers were dispatched to the home of 46-year-old Michele Neurauter in response to “suspicious circumstances” at the location, though details were initially scarce.
According to an update this week by Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker, the victim was strangled in a manner authorities do not believe was self-inflicted. He said the woman’s 14-year-old daughter was also in the home at the time of her death, but he declined to comment on the girl’s status.
Baker described the scene as a “staged suicide,” the Corning Leader reported.
Corning Police Chief Jeff Spaulding confirmed there had been previous domestic violence reports made concerning the victim’s residence.
A recent search warrant at the victim’s home, as well as two other locations, led to the arrest of both Karrie and Lloyd Neurauter.
Police located Karrie Neurauter at her home in Syracuse, where she was arrested and transported to Corning City Court for arraignment. She was reportedly denied bail.
Reports indicate Princeton, N.J., authorities attempted to arrest Lloyd Neurauter, the victim’s ex-husband, prompting his threat to jump from the top of a five-story parking garage. He was ultimately taken into custody and was awaiting extradition to New York as of the latest reports available.
[Featured image: Karrie Neurauter/Steuben County Sheriff’s Office]