Newburgh woman choked, stabbed to death

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A woman was found strangled and stabbed to death inside her Newburgh apartment Monday afternoon, police say.

Authorities say a relative found the body of 45-year-old Lulumae Stewart at Barclay Manor on Hy Vue Drive after not hearing from her for several days.

"There was evidence of a struggle, and the medical examiner just finished the autopsy and concluded it's a homicide," says Lt. Michael Clancy, of the Newburgh Police Department.

Police say Stewart's brother, Larry Weygant, is currently serving time for a 1999 murder.

Anyone with information about Stewart's slaying is asked to call the Newburgh Police Department at 845-564-1100.

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