Missing Suspect, 73, Indicted in Rockland Killing

Eugene Palmer of Haverstraw, who's still missing, was indicted Monday on a charge of second-degree murder

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    Police dogs searching for a 73-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of his daughter-in-law have tracked his scent to a campfire in New York's Harriman State Park. News 4's Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012)

    A 73-year-old man who disappeared into the woods after his daughter-in-law was shot to death two months ago has been accused of killing her.

    The Rockland County district attorney says Eugene Palmer of Haverstraw was indicted Monday on a charge of second-degree murder.

    He says Palmer killed Tammy Palmer with a shotgun on Sept. 24.

    Eugene Palmer's truck was found later that day in Harriman State Park, and Haverstraw officers searched for days without finding him. The police chief said Monday the search continues.

    Relatives said Eugene Palmer was angered by problems between Wendy Palmer and his son, John.

    Eugene Palmer was a hunter familiar with the rocky, hilly terrain of the 45,000-acre park. But experts doubted he could survive outdoors in the cold days that followed the killing.
     

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