A joint press conference with the Schoharie County District Attorney, Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office, Cobleskill Police Department, SUNY Cobleskill Police Department and the New York State Police was conducted alongside a billboard on Route 7 west of exit 22 of Interstate 88 on Tuesday morning. New York State Police Senior Inv. John William, center, speaks about how the billboard highlights the ongoing investigation into the unsolved homicide of Katherine Kolodziej in 1974.
On November 2, 1974, Katherine Kolodziej, a SUNY Cobleskill coed, went missing. Her body was discovered twenty six days later, Thanksgiving morning, off of MacDonald and Cross Hill Roads in the Town of Richmondville, Schoharie County. Kolodziej, the victim of a homicide, was found prone on a stone wall and partially clothed.
Three weeks ago Troopers, along with the assistance of Roger J. Mallery, posted a billboard on Route 7 in Cobleskill. Mallery, pictured third from left, who owns the structure, has generously donated the use of the billboard free of charge.
Pictured left to right: Sheriff Tony Desmond, Frank Lawrence, SUNY Cobleskill Security, Roger J Mallery, Capt. Steven James NYSP/BCI, Sr Inv. NYSP John William, Scoharie DA James Sacket, and Cobleskill Police Chief Larry Travis