A teen has been charged after a missing Hudson Valley woman was found dead in the woods shortly after attending a party for a newborn.

Police finally arrested a person they say is responsible after a woman was found dead just after Thanksgiving.

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Just after midnight on Sunday, November 28, 2022, the Ramapo Police Department responded to West Carlton Road in the Town of Ramapo in regards to a 52-year-old female from Monsey who had been found deceased in the wooded area adjacent to the

Police responded around 12:45 a.m. to a report of a missing person. 52-year-old Miriam Sussman went missing after attending a celebration for a newborn.

Sussman was reported missing around 5 p.m., on Saturday, shortly after the celebration ended.

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Police were told Sussman was walking home from the event. Police retraced her steps and soon found a cell phone and eyeglasses.

Her body was found about 30 feet from the road in a wooded area. Police believed she was the victim of a hit-and-run because her body was "thrown quite a distance" into the woods and there was evidence at the scene of a possible car crash.

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On Monday, over 4 months after Sussman was killed, police arrested an 18-year-old woman from Monsey.

"Due to the suspect’s age, her name will not be released as she is eligible for Youthful Offender status," the Ramapo Police Department said in a press release.

The unnamed 18-year-old was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of another, a felony.

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The teen was arraigned and was released without bail.

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