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State Police investigating possible murder/suicide near Wurtsboro


At approximately 8:50 a.m., on August 19, New York State Police State Police Wurtsboro and Sullivan County Sheriff's Office responded to 286 Mount Vernon Road, Summitville, NY, Sullivan County, for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, troopers and deputies located a female outside of the residence deceased by multiple gunshot wounds. She was later identified as Ashley Greene, age 33, of that residence where she resided with her mother.

The suspect was later identified as Richard S. Boniface, age 70 of Ski Run Road in the Town of Mamakating. Boniface fled Mount Vernon Road in an unknown direction in a black 2006 Ford F250 pick-up. The vehicle was located in a wooded area of of Roosa Gap Road in the town of Mamakating. After a search involving troopers, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), New York State Police Aviation and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, the subject was found deceased 100 yards in the woods off of Roosa Gap Road with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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