June 23, 2014 —
The New York State Police in conjunction with the Village of Highland Falls Police Department and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office investigated a homicide that occurred on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Highland Falls, NY.
The homicide appears to have been the culmination of a violent domestic incident between Leonard Salters, age 51, and his wife, Junco Salters, age 62, both of Highland Falls, NY. Junco Salters was found in the couple’s apartment with multiple stab wounds. She was transported to St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Leonard Salters fled the scene in his 2013 Nissan Altima but was located on Saturday, June 21, 2014 after crashing his vehicle in Irvington, NJ. He was taken to Rutgers University Medical Center in Newark, NJ where he underwent emergency surgery. He is currently listed in critical but stable condition.
Leonard Salters is currently in the custody of the Rutgers University Medical Center Police Department, pending extradition to New York at a later date.