14 December 2021
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander


On December 2, 2021, the New York State Police, with the assistance of the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police, arrested Keymarro Guiden, age 48, for Murder 2nd degree.


This arrest is the result of a seven-year-long investigation into the homicide of April Parker, 31, of Monticello.


On May 26, 2014, Parker was reported missing to the Monticello Police Department.


On June 10, 2014, after an extensive search, a body was located in the woods near Sleepy Hollow Apartments in Monticello. The body was decapitated and had no hands or feet. DNA testing eventually revealed the remains were that of Parker.


Guiden, the father to one of Parker’s children, was considered a person of interest in the case, as State Police investigated this homicide and followed leads.


On December 1, 2021, with the support of the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office, a Grand Jury was convened and indictment of Murder 2nd degree for Keymarro Guiden was issued.


An arrest warrant was issued for Guiden and he was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.


On December 14, 2021, Guiden was extradited to Sullivan County.



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