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Police Ask Public's Help In LaGrange Cold Case Homicide Investigation

The body of Sonia Centeno, a 44-year-old Poughkeepsie woman, was found buried in a shallow grave at a LaGrange farm in 2006. State police are still seeking her killer. Photo Credit: New York State Police
The remains of 44-year-old Poughkeepsie woman Sonia Centeno were found buried in a shallow grave at the old Porter Farm in LaGrange in 2006. Photo Credit: New York State Police
The remains of 44-year-old Poughkeepsie woman Sonia Centeno were found buried in a shallow grave at the old Porter Farm in LaGrange in 2006. Photo Credit: New York State Police

LAGRANGE, N.Y. -- It’s been 10 years since the body of a 44-year-old Poughkeepsie woman was found buried at a LaGrange farm, but police have not given up looking for her killer.

Sonia Centeno was last seen alive during the winter of 2006 on the city’s Main Street, state police said.

On Aug. 4 of that year, two Dutchess County residents walking around the old Porter Farm on Mountain Road make a grisly discovery – what appeared to be a human hand poking out of a shallow grave – and called 911.

Centeno’s body was positively identified about two weeks later.

Centeno, who was Hispanic, was 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 117 pounds.

She had a tattoo of a winger lion on her chest, police said.

When her body was discovered, Centeno was wearing black high-heeled ankle booties, a blue fleece Okemo Ski Area zip-up vest and a dark-colored tunic.

Police said it appears that Centeno had been dead for between three and seven months.

Police said they have followed up on numerous leads but have not been able to solve the homicide case.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Investigator Karen Shaw of the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Poughkeepsie by calling (845) 677-7300.

Callers should refer to SJS # 1648674.

All calls may be kept confidential, police said.

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