- Javon Tyvek Rogers, 20, has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary
- Fannie Gumbinger, 99, had lived alone since her husband’s 2007 death
- Authorities believe Rogers may be involved in a string of other burglaries in the small city about 80 miles north of Manhattan
A 20-year-old man was arrested Friday night in connection with the murder of a 99-year-old woman in upstate New York.
Javon Tyrek Rogers was arrested by and charged in connection with the Wednesday death of Fannie Gumbinger in her Poughkeepsie, NY home. Rogers was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary, according to a Poughkeepsie Police Department press release. Rogers is also considered a suspect in multiple burglaries nearby.
Officials have not released details surrounding Gumbinger’s murder other than to say she died of multiple injuries.
‘She was sharp as a tack,’ niece Jacqueline Solomon told WABC, adding that her aunt was ‘upbeat, opinionated and loved having lunch with her friends.’
Gumbinger was found dead Wednesday afternoon by her home health aide, according to the Daily Freeman.
‘I can’t imagine why people would have gone into that house, other than the fact that she was a defenseless old lady,’ Solomon told WABC, adding ‘she had a little jar on her table and in it she would have some 50 dollars, and some 20s, that’d be the most that she would have in the house.’
Investigators spent the past couple of days combing Gumbinger’s house for evidence and expected to be finished sometime Saturday, an official told the Poughkeepsie Journal. MailOnline was unable to reach a police spokesperson for further comment.