20-Year-Old Charged With Murdering His Father After Lengthy Investigation

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murdering his father following a lengthy investigation that began after a home fire that happened late last year in the area.

Putnam County Sheriff
Putnam County Sheriff Photo Credit: Putnam County Sheriff

After a lengthy investigation, Investigators from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested  Louis Joseph Weber IV on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Upon arrival to the scene, Deputies discovered a trailer home that was fully engulfed in flames. The Deputies attempted to gain entry to a trailer home fully engulfed in flames but were unable to due to the significant fire and smoke.

The North Highlands Fire Department arrived and began extinguishing the fire with the assistance of the Cold Spring, Garrison and Fishkill Fire departments. 

After the fire was extinguished, a search of the residence led to the discovery of the deceased body of the homeowner, 72-year-old Louis J. Weber.

The Sheriff’s Department then began its investigation.

Weber was charged with second-degree murder in the second degree and is being held without bail in the Putnam County Correctional Facility.

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