12 January 2022
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander


Fallsburg, NY- On January 9, 2022, at approximately 1:45 p.m., New York State Police from the Liberty barracks along with officers from the Town of Fallsburg Police Department responded to a residence on Loch Sheldrake Road in the town of Fallsburg for a report of a domestic incident. Police discovered the victim, Marilyn Torres, age 61, unconscious on the floor next to a bed and immediately began life saving measures. Ultimately, Torres was pronounced deceased at 7:00 p.m. on January 11, 2022.


Investigation revealed that Joseph Detzauer, age 37, physically assaulted Torres by strangulation causing her death. He was arraigned today on a charge of Murder 2nd degree in front of Fallsburg Town Judge Scheinman and remanded to Sullivan County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to reappear on January 25, 2022 at 5 p.m. in the Town of Fallsburg Court.


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