Man Found Murdered Inside Former Hudson Valley Bar
Update: This article has been updated as police released the victim's name.
Police are asking for help after finding a 61-year-old man murdered at the site of a former popular Hudson Valley bar.
The City of Newburgh Police Department, in conjunction with the New York State Police Major Crimes Unit, and the Orange County District Attorney’s office are investigating an early Wednesday morning assault.
A 61-year-old white man was found dead inside 44 Grand Street, police say. The building was once home to a popular Newburgh bar, Pineapple Larry’s.
The building is now operated by Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (“YAP”) staff, which offers transitional life skills training to homeless men, including some formally incarcerated persons.
Police identified the victim as Robert Munson. Munson was a YAP advocate since 2014, and worked the overnight shift, police say.
The investigation into the death is ongoing, police say. Anyone with information is urged to contact the City of Newburgh Police Department at (845)561-3131.
Just a few days ago, a teenager was fatally shot, multiple time, three-tenths of a mile away from Newburgh Free Academy. Police are also hoping for help in solving that murder case.
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