POUGHKEEPSIE – Police
are now calling the death of a city man found severely beaten in his 2
Wantaugh Avenue home in Poughkeepsie as a homicide.
The victim was identified as James Griffin, 68, who was discovered on
Tuesday, January 2 after family members had not heard from him in days.
He died on this past Tuesday, January 9 after undergoing surgery at MidHudson
Police said an autopsy conducted on Wednesday determined he was murdered.
The criminal investigation is continuing and there is no threat to public
safety with regard to this incident, police said.
Anyone with information on the activity of Griffin between Saturday, December
30 and January 2 is asked to call the police tip line at 845-451-7577.