A man wanted by police in Illinois is accused of killing a woman in the Hudson Valley.

On Sunday around 2:40 p.m, City of Newburgh police officers responded to 88 Carson Avenue for an unattended death report.

Arriving officers found 47-year-old Tanya Smith dead on the ground of a second floor bedroom.

City of Newburgh Detectives in conjunction with the Orange County District Attorney’s office began the investigation. As a result of the investigation, 59-year-old Kevin Cook was charged with murder and being a fugitive from justice stemming from an open warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Cook was staying with a relative in Newburgh, police say. Police didn’t release any information regarding any possible connection between Cook and Smith.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the City of Newburgh Police Department at (845) 561-3131.

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