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Orange County Man Charged With Murder

Christopher Smith of Wallkill.
Christopher Smith of Wallkill. Photo Credit: New York State Police

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WALLKILL, N.Y. – State Police charged a Wallkill man with murdering an unidentified man in Newburgh, authorities said.

Christopher Smith, 43, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday after a missing person investigation that began in June ended when human remains were found in a home on Quaker Street in Newburgh, police said.

State Police were assisted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Orange County Medical Examiner and the Plattekill Fire Department at the scene.

Further information will be released pending the results of an autopsy and identification of the victim, Troopers said.

Smith was arraigned and held in Orange County Jail without bail.

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