Update - October 8, 2015 - Tricia Odierna, 42, of Lake Grove, has been identified as the woman who was found dead inside her residence on October 1. Suffolk County Police have arrested the husband of Tricia Odierna.
Detectives developed information that Paul Leitgeb was in a hiking trail in Pawling, New York, and notified New York State Police. The State Police, with assistance from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department and Metro North Police, conducted an extensive search of the area. A New York State Police Canine team located Leitgeb in the Appalachian Trail on October 6 and he injured himself in the wrist and throat. Leitgeb threatened to further harm himself and threatened the officers before New York State Troopers took him into custody. Leitgeb was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie for treatment of his injuries.
Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives charged Leitgeb, 49, of Lake Grove, with Murder 2nd Degree. He will be scheduled for arraignment upon his release from the hospital.
Below is the original release.
Lake Grove, NY - October 2, 2015 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident in which a woman was found killed in a home in Lake Grove yesterday.
Fourth Precinct Patrol officers responded to a 911 call at approximately 1:50 p.m. Officers found a woman dead inside. The cause of the death is under investigation, but it is believed to be criminal.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.