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Dutchess County Domestic Homicide #7, Maxine Nunez murdered by her boyfriend and dumped and burned in woods like trash

Posted Jun 21 2011 9:42pm
Baird State Park murder victim ID’ed; boyfriend commits suicide

POUGHKEEPSIE – State Police late Tuesday said the woman whose badly burned body was found in James Baird State Park in Lagrange on June 12 was that of a Bronx woman, Maxine Nunez, 22. She was reported missing to the New York City Police Department by her family last weekend.

Now, police said her suspected killer is also dead.

State Police and the Dutchess County District Attorney’s office pieced together the days and moments leading up to her death and believe she was last seen with her live in boyfriend, Andres Ceballos, 26.

His vehicle, a description of which was provided by a witness, was spotted on Monday, June 20 on Route 58 heading toward Emporia, VA.

Police gave chase and a man, tentatively identified as Ceballos, fled on foot and then fatally shot himself.

Police agencies are working with the families of the victim and suspect to positively identify both.

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