09 August 2022
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander


On August 5, 2022, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Justin T. Valk, age 46, of Davenport, NY for the class ā€œCā€ felony of Manslaughter in the second degree, and the class ā€œEā€ felony of Criminally Negligent Homicide.  

On August 1, 2022, troopers responded to a residence on Pine Cliff Circle in the town of Davenport for a medical event involving Stephanie J. Valk, age 47, of Davenport, NY.  She was transported to a local hospital for further medical care.  On August 3, 2022, Stephanie Valk was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  

An investigation into the death revealed that Justin Valk was aware that Stephanie Valk was suffering from a medical event, inflicted additional physical harm, and failed to call for medical assistance.  

Justin Valk was arrested at his residence and processed at SP Oneonta.  He was arraigned before a judge and remanded to the Delaware County Jail on $30,000 cash bail or $75,000 bond.

If any member of the public has any additional information into this case, please contact the New York State Police at 607-561-7400 and reference SJS 10971239.

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