A 20-year-old City of Poughkeepsie man charged late Friday night with murder and burglary in the death of a 99-year-old city woman is being held at Dutchess County Jail today without bail, authorities said.
Police charged Javon Tyrek Rogers, 20, of the City of Poughkeepsie, with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary around 11 p.m. in connection with the homicide of Fannie Gumbinger, 99, city police Detective Lt. Edward Freer said in a written release late Friday night.
As a result of the investigation, Rogers is also a suspect in multiple recent city burglaries, including a Loockerman Avenue burglary on Wednesday, Freer said.
Rogers was held at the city police department lockup and arraigned this morning by city court Judge Katherine Moloney, officials said.
The police department will hold a press conference Monday morning.
Gumbinger was found dead in her home at 22 Underhill Ave. early Wednesday morning.
Freer said police are still at Gumbinger’s home Underhill Avenue today and expect to finish processing the crime scene this afternoon or evening.
“We’re still processing evidence,” he said. “We anticipate completing the scene processing sometime today.”
Authorities had not released Rogers’ booking photo, as of Saturday afternoon.
Dutchess County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kari Reiber said that Gumbinger died of “multiple injuries,” following an autopsy Thursday, but would not say what caused her death, citing the ongoing investigation.
Investigators were processing the scene this week, looking for potential evidence. Simultaneously, police continued to investigate a burglary about a half-mile away, on Loockerman Avenue.
In a press release on that burglary, residents were told to be on the lookout and were advised to lock the windows and doors on their residences.