Multiple reports say the body of a lawyer found near Liberty in the New York Catskills was the man who killed the son of U.S. District Court judge Esther Salas and injured her husband on Sunday.
“There’s a pretty good level of confidence that he’s the guy,” said an official informed on the matter. Le New York Times.
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Citing law enforcement sources, ABC News reported that the suspect’s body was found by a municipal worker in a car; death from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Earlier Monday, U.S. Marshals joined the FBI in the search for the gunman, who was allegedly disguised as a FedEx employee when he killed Daniel Anderl, 20, and seriously injured Mark Anderl. Ms. Salas was not injured in the attack.
Although authorities have not provided the reason for the shooting, Ms Salas has presided over a number of high-profile cases.
She was assigned last week to a class action lawsuit against Deutsche Bank, brought by investors who allege the company “made false and misleading statements about its anti-money laundering policies and failed to monitoring “high risk” clients, including a convicted sex offender. Jeffrey Epstein “, according to the AP.
The suspect’s body was found on property in the town of Rockland in Sullivan County, about two hours from New Brunswisk’s home in Salas, and a senior law enforcement official told News 4 that Authorities were investigating whether a package or envelope was addressed to Ms. Salas. was found near the man’s body.
A vehicle allegedly used by the man was searched at a nearby state police barracks, officials said.
Ms. Salas was in the basement at the time of the attack. Officials said her husband was shot several times and their son was shot in the heart before the shooter left the scene around 5 p.m. Sunday.
While the suspect would have been dressed as a FedEx employee and had a FedEx package addressed to the judge in his nearby vehicle, it was not clear if there was an official connection to the company.
“We are aware of media reports and are fully cooperating with the investigating authorities,” said FedEx in an emailed media release.
However, unidentified sources told ABC News the suspect appeared as a lawyer in a case before Ms Salas in 2015.
Two law enforcement sources said The daily beast that the alleged shooter was Roy Den Hollander, who had a case challenging the all-male army project pending before Ms Salas.
US Attorney General William Barr on Monday promised to use all of the Justice Department’s resources in the investigation.
“On behalf of the entire Justice Department, I extend my deepest condolences to Judge Salas and his family on the death of their son and I wish her husband a speedy and full recovery,” Barr said in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Kerri Kupec. .
“This kind of malicious and illegal action against a member of the federal judiciary will not be tolerated, and I have ordered all FBI and US Marshals Service resources to investigate this matter. “