Two brothers have been arrested and charged in connection with the death of an elderly man who went missing in upstate New York.
Jack Carter21 and Nick Carter26 years old, both charged with second degree murder in the murder of 74 years old Mark Eckertfrom Glen Spey, NY, about two hours northwest of New York City.
Details in the case are currently scarce.
A missing persons report was filed for an alleged victim at the New York State Police barracks in Liberty, NY on January 15, 2022. Currently, it is unclear if the filing date will be. was the last time Eckert was seen alive. which is simply the last date the report was filed. Authorities did not disclose who filed that initial report.
After a four-day investigation, Eckert was found “dead on the grounds of his property in Glen Spey,” according to NYSP’s press release issued by Major Commander of the Army F Paul M. DeQuarto.
Army F has jurisdiction over Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, and Greene counties.
Later that day, police said, the Carter brothers were staying at an undisclosed location in nearby New Jersey and were arrested for murder following Eckert’s death. The duo is currently being held in Garden State and awaiting extradition to the Empire State.
It is unclear why the brothers were in New Jersey, or what they were doing, at the time of their arrest.
No motive has been given for the alleged murder. Police also did not say how they identified the Carters as a suspect.
The cause and manner of the victim’s death were also not made public after this article was written.
According to the NYSP, the investigation into Eckert’s disappearance and death and the simultaneous search for the Carters was assisted by the help of the New Jersey State Police, the Rockaway Township Police, and the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office.
Follow Times Herald-RecordA daily newspaper published in Middleton, NY, NYSP is currently examining “what relationship, if any, exists between the Carters and the Eckert.”
However, there is a real asset connection reported.
“While police have not released information about the Carter and Eckert brothers’ connection, a tax bill for the property at 152 Kalin Weber Street lists Nick Carter and Mark Eckert as co-owners.” according to Narrowsburg, a weekly newspaper based in NY The River Reporter.
Law & Crime has reached out to NYSP for further comment on this story. A spokesman said further details were not available at this time because of the ongoing investigation.
Both the defendant and the victim were residents of Glen Spey Hamlet, in the town of Lumberland in Sullivan County, NY.
Law & Crime has contacted the Sullivan County Court to request any documents on file related to the allegations against the Carter brothers, but that request is still pending before press time.
A variety of crimes can lead to New York State second degree murder chargeincluding willful murder, depraved indifference and reckless conduct that causes the death of another, and the commission of some of the listed felonies singly or in combination with others that unknowingly the death of another.
The NYSP stopped releasing photographs of criminal defendants in early 2019.
[image via New York State Police]
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