25 January 2022

Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Rhinebeck, New York – On January 22, 2022, at approximately 12:24 p.m. the New York State Police were dispatched for an emergency medical response to a residence on Mill Road in the town of Rhinebeck.

Responding State Police members found Danielle C. DiStefano, age 35, in her residence deceased.  Initial investigation found evidence of suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

Continued investigation led to the arrest of William H. Dicke, age 42, of Rhinebeck, for Murder in the 2nd degree, a class A-I felony.

Dicke was arraigned before the town of Milan Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail by the Honorable Judge Mattson without bail.

This investigation remains ongoing and will be updated as new information becomes available.


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