Schaghticoke-July 4th The police responded to a call at about 8pm at 1445 Route 40 in Schaghticoke. Reports indicate that Michael Matala, 62 was found dead at the scene and his wife Cynthia Matala, 58 is currently on life support in response to her injuries.
Anthony Repp, 22, son of Cynthia and stepson to Michael was considered a person of interest almost immediately. The search for Repp continued for several hours, as police presence in the area was heavy throughout the night and early morning. Area residents were advised to secure their homes.
Updated news reports on July 5th confirm that Repp was apprehended early this morning in Deerfield MA. It is suspected that he was able to hop on a freight train via area train tracks. Deerfield police notified area police that he was in custody. He will be transported back to New York.
As of recent reports at 8am, Cynthia still remains in critical condition. It is also suspected that Repp may have had some involvement in the reported attempted burglary call at about 2:30am this morning on Buttermilk Falls Road, which is fairly close to the area of the crime scene.