An arrested has been reported in the murder of 32-year old Deborah A. Waldinger.
Waldinger was murdered in her South Gate Village Apartment in New Windsor, and found on October 9, by a maintenance worker as he attempted to enter her residence to perform work inside. The cause of death has been determined by the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office to be blunt force trauma to the head.
On October 11, shortly before 10:00 pm, a suspect was arrested in connection to this crime. His name is Luis R. Rondon, 48 years old, of New Windsor,. This arrest was made in the State of California,.
Rondon is being charged with the crime of Murder in the second degree by the Town of New Windsor Police Department. He is currently being held in California at the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility. He is being held with no bail and an extradition hearing is being scheduled for extradition back to the State of New York for prosecution.
The Town of New Windsor Police Department is the lead agency in this crime’s investigation. Vital assistance has been provided by our law enforcement partners and they are: the New York State Police Major Crimes Unit & FIU, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Orange County Crime Analysis Center, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, The Kern County Sheriff’s
Office (CA) and the City of Taft Police Department (CA).