WESTVILLE - Its been almost 11 years since the murder of Westville resident Marie Fleury. Those who knew her will gather Wednesday at the annual Westville Neighborhood Watch meeting to hear the past years progress on her case.
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Westville Fire Station, where Franklin County District Attorney Derek Champagne and New York State Police Senior Investigator Kurt Taylor will give an update on the Fleury murder investigation.
Mr. Champagne has not been present at the meeting since 2010, when he gave encouraging news on the polices progress.
Marie Fleury was murdered sometime during the evening hours of Oct. 17, 2002 while she was home alone. Her husband Bob, who has since died, returned home to find her bludgeoned to death.
In recent years police have attributed Fleurys murder to a burglary gone wrong, stating at last years meeting that the slaying was not a random act. Senior Investigator Taylor told the Westville Community Action Network the perpetrator watched the Fleury household and learned the couples patterns in order to steal something specific.
A letter from Westville Town Supervisor Rod Lauzon announcing the meeting encourages public attendance, even saying we ask you to bring a friend.
Also speaking are Malone Police Chief Chris Premo on how to look out for meth labs, town tax assessor Roseanne Gallagher on STAR exemptions and Salmon River Central Schools Superintendent Jane Collins on the district capital project up for vote Oct. 22.