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Suspect Arrested In Connection With Elderly Man Found Stabbed Dead In New York Cemetery

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Feb. 13 2023, Published 1:11 p.m. ET

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A New York man was arrested in connection with the discovery of a man found fatally stabbed in a cemetery, authorities said.

Frederick A. Wing, 22, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 72-year-old Ronald E. Durham, WPTZ reported.

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New York State Police troopers located the body of the elderly victim in the cemetery in Gouverneur shortly after 8 a.m. on Feb. 11.

The St. Lawrence County Coroner’s Office determined Durham was murdered and his death was the result of a sharp-force injury to the neck, according to WWNY-TV.

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Wing was booked without bail into the St. Lawrence County jail, officials said.

Authorities have not said how or if the two men knew each other.

The investigation continues.


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