The New York State Police continue to investigate the 2006 homicide of Sonia Centeno, 44, of Poughkeepsie. Her body was found in August of that year in a shallow grave in LaGrange by passersby on Mountain Road but not identified until 2016.
Centeno was Hispanic, about 5’3” tall and 117 pounds, with a winged lion tattoo on her chest. She was reported to have been seen in the area of Main Street in Poughkeepsie during the winter of 2006.
When discovered, Centeno was wearing black high heeled ankle booties, blue fleece Okemo Ski area zip-up vest, and a dark colored tunic. The investigation indicates that Centeno may have been deceased for 3 to 7 months.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the New York State Police at 845-677-7300 and reference SJS number 1648674. All calls may be kept confidential.Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a donation to support our work. Even $5 a month, charged automatically to your credit card, would be terrific. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.