After manhunt, husband discovered dead in nearby woods
After a five-day search near Anthony’s Nose in Cortlandt, police said on Oct. 4 they had located the body of a Poughkeepsie man suspected of killing his wife.
George Grogan, 59, had been the subject of a manhunt after a van with his wife’s body was found parked on Sept. 28 near the trailhead. Police said his body was found in a wooded area east of Bear Mountain Bridge but did not say how he had died.
According to the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, officers received a phone call at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 from a man who said his father, George Grogan, 59, had told him that he had killed Audrey Grogan. Police responded to the couple’s home but said no one was there. Area law enforcement agencies were notified.
The next day, at 7:30 p.m., an employee of Bear Mountain State Park discovered a minivan parked at the Anthony’s Nose trailhead with the body of a woman inside. Her identity was confirmed by the Westchester County Medical Examiner on Oct. 4.
Police pulled a man’s body from the Hudson on Oct. 2 near Dobbs Ferry but the remains did not match the description of Grogan.