The new year started off tragically in the Town of Crawford. A 20-year-old man was murdered during a house party on Paddock Drive.

The New York State Police in Middletown, along with the Town of Crawford Police Department and the Orange County District Attorney's Office, are investigating the homicide.

Authorities have not identified a suspect or specified how the victim was killed. The New York State Police are asking anyone with video from the party or information to contact the state police in Middletown at (845) 344-5300.