POUGHKEEPSIE – State Police continue to investigate the 2006 homicide of a Poughkeepsie woman, whose body was found in a shallow grave on August 4, 2006.
Sonia Centeno, 44, had been dead for three to seven months when her remains were discovered.
Two area residents were walking the old Porter Farm on Mountain Road
in the Town of LaGrange when they saw what appeared to be a human hand
partially buried in a shallow grave. On August 16, 2006, she was positively
identified as Centeno, but while police followed several leads, her murder
has never been solved.
Centeno was reported to have been seen in the Main Street area of Poughkeepsie during the winter of 2006.
Centeno was Hispanic, about five feet, three inches tall, weighing 117 pounds, with a winged lion tattoo on her chest. When discovered, she was wearing black high-heel ankle booties, a blue fleece Okemo Ski Area zip-up vest, and a dark colored tunic.
Anyone with information about this unsolved homicide is asked to call Investigator Karen Shaw of the State Police BCI in Poughkeepsie at 845-677-7300. All calls will be kept confidential.