May 16, 2011 —
The New York State Police at Liberty announced the arrest of Lars Ryder, age 22 of Fraser Road, Kiamesha Lake, NY, for Murder in the 2nd degree, as a result of the homicide of Elizabeth Mucci, 31 of Hankins, NY.
On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, a concerned family member contacted the State Police and reported that Mucci had without explanation, not been seen or heard from in several days.
The missing person investigation eventually lead investigators to Ryder, who was her live-in companion. Extensive efforts to locate Mucci were conducted over several days and on Friday, May 13th it was determined that Mucci was the victim of a homicide.
Ryder is charged with intentionally causing the death of Mucci and was arraigned in the Town of Liberty Justice Court before Town Justice Harold Bauman where he has remanded to the Sullivan County Jail, without bail.