Former Laborer Charged in 2015 Bludgeoning Death of Lois Colley

Lester Mason
November 15, 2017

A former employee has been arrested over the murder of an 83-year-old NY socialite who was found bludgeoned to death inside her mansion two years ago.

An investigation by the New York State Police and the Westchester County District Attorney's Office has led to the arrest of Esdras Marroquin Gomez, aka "Victor", age 32, who was arraigned on November 15 before Judge Zambelli on an indictment charging him in the death of Lois Elizabeth Colley, age 83.

According to officials, on November 9, 2015, Colley's body was discovered in her North Salem home by a caretaker who worked on the 300-acre estate.

A news conference will be held later this afternoon with details about the arrest.

Colley, 83, was found lifeless on the floor of a laundry room inside her $25 million hilltop estate by a caretaker on November 9, 2015, police said at the time.


Colley's murder shocked and mystified fellow residents of her highly affluent community.

Mystery has surrounded her death for the last two years.

Authorities said at the time there was no signs of forced entry and no valuables were taken from the home. State Police said Colley died of blunt force trauma and a missing fire extinguisher could be the murder weapon.

Investigators quickly ruled out Colley's multimillionaire husband, Eugene Colley, 88, as a suspect, saying there was no history of domestic violence at the address.

Lois Colley was known in her upscale community as a dedicated mother and avid outdoors enthusiast.

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