Saranac Lake Ward Guy Wilbur, 66, of Saranac Lake was pronounced dead on Monday Nov. 25, after police responded to 19 Morris Way. Angela Ball, 29, of Saranac Lake was arrested for murder later that day.
According to Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce Nason, at approximately 11 a.m. he responded to 19 Morris Way with two Village Police officers. Upon arrival they determined Wilbur was dead.
The Saranac Lake Village Police Department along with the assistance of the New York State Police Violent Crime Investigative Team with their forensic investigative unit assessed the crime scene. According to a press release by the village police, both agencies allocated significant resources to the investigation, leading to Ball’s arrest for second-degree murder.
“We’re in the beginning stages of the investigation, even though an arrest has been made this is still an active investigation,” Nason said. “There still is a lot of evidence we need to gather before we can release any more details.”
At 4 p.m. a state police vehicle and two Saranac Lake village police cars were parked in front of 19 Morris Way and traffic was prohibited on that street. Police blocked off the driveway, which Nason said was shared by two multi-dwelling buildings. A police helicopter was also seen flying over the vicinity near 19 Morris Way taking aerial photos of the crime scene.
Ball’s arraignment was scheduled for Monday evening. According to the press release, District Attorney Derek Champagne requested Ball be held without bail.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.