Rhinebeck man charged with murder of female acquaintance


RHINEBECK – State Police have revealed additional information into the murder of a 35-year-old Rhinebeck woman and the arrest of a 42-year-old male friend who has been charged with killing 35-year-old Danielle DiStefano.  The accused, William Dicke, has been remanded to the Dutchess County Jail and the State Police are continuing their investigation.  (The original story of the arrest can be found HERE.)


On January 22, at approximately 12:24 p.m. troopers were dispatched for an emergency medical response to a residence on Mill Road in the Town of Rhinebeck.


Responding troopers found DiStefano dead inside of her residence.  The initial investigation found evidence of suspicious circumstances surrounding her death, according to a police statement.


State Police investigators examined the available evidence, which led to the arrest of Dicke, of Rhinebeck, for felony murder. 


Dicke was arraigned and remanded without bail to the Dutchess County Jail.


The investigation is continuing.

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