18 October 2021

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



On October 18, 2021, at 11:52 a.m., State Police were dispatched to 5959 Old Oneida Road, in the outer district of Rome, for a check the welfare of a person who was standing at the edge of his driveway and appeared to be covered in blood.

When troopers arrived, they located a male, later identified as Kyle Kirk with blood on his clothing.  As Troopers and EMS were interviewing Kyle, they discovered a male lying across the driveway suffering from apparent stab wounds.  The victim was identified as 60-year-old Howard J. Kirk III who resides at the residence in the trailer located in the rear of the property. Mr. Kirk was pronounced deceased at the scene.    As Troopers began to check the trailer for any other victims inside, they discovered a female, 53-year-old Amanda L. Osborne who also resides at the residence deceased from apparent multiple stab wounds.

Investigators have arrested and charged 30-year-old Kyle J. Kirk from that residence with (2) counts of Murder 1st degree, an A-1 felony and (1) count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, a class “D” felony.

The investigation is continuing.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Rome Fire Department, NYS Park Police, Oneida County District Attorney’s Office and AMCARE ambulance.


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