14 September 2021
 Major R. Christopher West
 Troop G Commander

Cold Case Tuesday: State Police in Fonda and the Troop G Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate the 2004 homicide of Brian Galusha.

On July 24, 2004, 28-year-old Brian Galusha of Fultonville attended an engagement party at 1058 South Green Road in the town of Root, Montgomery County. Later that evening, he was seen leaving the party on foot.

Shortly after 3:00 a.m. on July 25th, State Police responded to reports of a seriously injured subject lying in the roadway. Troopers located Galusha lying face down in the road near 211 N. Green Road in the town of Charleston. Brian had serious injuries and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where he later died.

Galusha’s cause of death was determined to be skull fractures and brain injury caused by blunt force trauma, and his death was ruled a homicide.

The State Police Troop G Major Crimes Unit and the BCI Unit at SP Fonda have made a concentrated effort to solve this homicide.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the New York State Police at 518-783-3211.


You must be logged in to view this item.

This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.