Arrest made in Yonkers for double homicide

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Yonkers Police said they made an arrest in connection with the double homicide uncovered on Monday.

Officials say Luis Gabriel Ramos, 27, of Yonkers, broke into a house at 68 Shipman Ave. Monday and used a knife to kill 70-year-old Isabella Triano and her 38-year-old daughter, Patricia Miller. He was charged with two counts of second degree murder.

Ramos has been apprehended in Arizona and authorities are trying to extradite him to be charged in New York. They say he may have been heading for the Mexican border. They think he drove from Yonkers to Arizona. He was taken into custody without incident.

Police say that although they do not know what the motive for the crime was, there is evidence that the suspect and the victims knew each other.

Police add that Ramos was arrested for arson in Wappingers Falls on October 26, but was released immediately on his own recognizance.

Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller said it was a particularly difficult investigation due to a hoarding situation at the home and investigators were required to wear HazMat suits. DPW trucks carried garbage bags full of items that filled the exterior and interior of the house.

Officers attended the home Monday afternoon after a “welfare check” call because the women had not been seen since Friday. A friend of the girl had called the police because she hadn’t heard from him for a few days.

One of the women worked for the Yonkers public schools.

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