CORNING, N.Y. — An upstate New York college student has pleaded not guilty in the death of her mother, which prosecutors say was staged to look like a suicide.
Corning police this week charged 20-year-old Karrie Neurauter, of Syracuse, and her father, 45-year-old Lloyd Neurauter, of North Brunswick, New Jersey, with second-degree murder in the August death of 46-year-old Michele Neurauter.
Michele Neuraute was found hanging in her residence on Aug. 28, 2017. Police initially believed her death was a suicide. An investigation by the New York State Police, the Corning Police Department and the FBI determined her husband and daughter were suspects in her murder.
Police said they had previously responded to multiple domestic violence calls there.
Karrie Neurauter, a student at Rochester Institute of Technology, pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon and is being held in county jail without bail. Her attorney had no comment to media. Lloyd Neurauter, Michele Neurauter’s ex-husband, is being held in New Jersey pending extradition.
The New Jersey State Police and Princeton Police Department found Lloyd Neurauter on the roof of a 5-story parking garage in the area of Princeton Borough, N.J. in Mercer County.
“As the officers approached, Neurauter immediately ran from his car and perched himself on the ledge of the building.” NJ State Police said on their Facebook page, along with dramatic video of the moment the suspect was apprehended. “When it became apparent that Neurauter would not surrender and continued to remain near the rooftop’s ledge, detectives quickly moved in and took Neurauter into custody. There were no injuries sustained by law enforcement or the suspect.”
Officials didn’t reveal a possible motive or method of death.