24 November 2019
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander


On Thursday, November 21, State Police arrested and charged William J. Larson Jr., age 17, of Clarksville, NY, on two counts of Murder 2nd degree, a class A-1 felony, and two counts of Manslaughter 1st degree, a class B felony. Larson was arraigned and transported to the Erie County Youth Services Center, and is being held on $50,000 cash bail/$100,000 bond.
The two victims have been identified as William S. Larson Sr., 67 and Lisa Larson, 50 of 8472 Courtney Hallow in the town of Clarksville, NY.


On November 21, 2019 at 12:45 A.M., Troopers responded to a structure fire at 8472 Courtney Hallow in the town of Clarksville, NY.  The fire was contained and at least two bodies were located in the residence. 
*New York State Police were attempting to locate William J. Larson Jr., 17 of Clarksville, NY for questioning.  Larson was identified on scene while the fire was being extinguished and left the location prior to State Police arriving. Larson has been located by State Police patrols without incident. 

New York State Police were assisted by NYSDEC, NYS Forest Rangers, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Allegany County Emergency Services, Cuba Police Department, Clarksville Fire Department, Clarksville Ambulance, Obi Church and the people of town of Clarksville.

This is an ongoing criminal investigation.

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