The following is a news release from the Ithaca Police Department and NOT written by The Ithaca Voice. 

ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca Police with the assistance from the New York State Police, Tompkins County Sheriff, Cornell Police, New York State Office of Fire Prevention and the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing their investigation into the murder of Josie Berrios whose body was found at a construction site just before 7AM on Tue 6/13/17.

On Wed 6/14/17 Ithaca Police put out a request to the public concerning someone who may have been seen walking or hitchhiking on Ellis Hollow Road, Turkey Hill Road or Ellis Hollow Creek Rd during the early morning hours of Tuesday 6/13/17.

Ithaca Police are now asking residents in those areas who have security cameras to check them for anyone walking by their residences between the hours of 5AM and 7AM on Tue 6/13/17.

Ithaca Police can be contacted by any of the following means:

  • Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
  • Police Administration: 607-272-9973
  • Crime Stoppers Tipline: 607-697-0333
  • Email Tip Address:
  • 5/Ithaca-Police-Department-Tipline-47
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“On behalf of the many Investigators working this case I would like to thank the members of the public who have come forward and provided information relative to this investigation,” said Deputy Chief Vincent P. Monticello.

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Jolene Almendarez

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