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Roads Blocked In West Harrison As Police Probe Mahopac Murder Case

Police are searching a home on Park Avenue in Harrison in association with a Mahopac homicide.
Police are searching a home on Park Avenue in Harrison in association with a Mahopac homicide. Photo Credit: Google Maps
The home on Coventry Circle in Mahopac home where the homicide occurred.
The home on Coventry Circle in Mahopac home where the homicide occurred. Photo Credit: Carmel Police Department

Earlier story:

Several roads are blocked in Harrison as officials from Carmel Police, New York State Police and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office descended on a Park Avenue home Tuesday that is associated with the murder of a 75-year-old Mahopac woman.

Police tape is blocking the area of Hancock and Park streets that are near a home at 106 Park Ave., owned by the Buffone family, members of the slain woman, Perla Gatchalian.

State police officials confirmed they are working in the area with the two departments on the homicide of the Coventry Circle woman who was killed sometime on Thursday.

Over the weekend, police searched other areas of the neighborhood and confiscated a car from the home, police said.

Carmel Police told Daily Voice on Monday that Gatchalian's death was not random and not a crime of opportunity

Gatchalian was found around 3:18 p.m. after the Carmel Police Department received a call from a concerned neighbor who not seen Gatchalian in a while, police said.

Gatchalian, who is part of the Buffone family, lived with another branch of the Buffone family in Mahopac, said Lt. John Dearman.

The police department is asking that anyone who may have information to contact the Detective Division at 845-628-1300. All calls will be kept confidential.

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