Spring Valley connection to firefighter murder explored

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Justin Speights

TOWN OF WALLKILL – More than two weeks after Silver Lake firefighter
Justin Speights was stabbed to death at a Crawford New Year’s Eve
party, police are looking into a possible connection to Spring Valley.

Over 100 people were at the party at which Speights was murdered early
on the morning of January 1. He was stabbed while trying to break up a

A number of people from Spring Valley reportedly attended and investigators
are looking into the possibility that one of them may have been involved.

Authorities are also exploring whether someone involved may have gone
to the emergency room at Ellenville Regional Hospital on New Year’s

According to a source, a group of young men came to the hospital with
one heavily covered with blood. That incident is being investigated to
determine if there is a connection with the Speight killing.

Speight, 20, was a resident of the Town of Wallkill in which the Silver
Lake Fire Department is located.