New York Man Accused Of Killing His Neighbor In Her Apartment: Police

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Source: Corning Police Department; MEGA

Aug. 12 2022, Published 9:03 a.m. ET

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A New York man is accused of murdering a neighbor who lived in his apartment complex and then stealing her car, authorities said.

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This week, police in Corning arrested Brett Heffner, 29, in connection with the second-degree murder of 26-year-old Keli Collins, WWTI reported.

According to police, officers were called to the Walter Smith Terrace apartments about an unresponsive woman and found Collins dead.

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Investigators believe Heffner, who lived in the complex, attacked Collins in her apartment and he then drove her car to Hornell, where he was arrested a short time later, police said.

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Heffner was booked into the Steuben County jail without bail.

An autopsy determined the victim died from “ligature strangulation homicide,” WENY reported.

The murder investigation is ongoing.


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