CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A woman who claimed her fiancé was missing after his kayak overturned on the Hudson River earlier this month has been charged with his murder.
Angelika Graswald, 35, has been with the murder of her fiancé Vincent Viafore, 46, the Orange County District Attorney’s office announced.
“My office is working closely with the New York State Police to ensure that this case can be presented to an Orange County Grand Jury next week,” said District Attorney David Hoovler. “The investigation of this matter is ongoing.”
As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, the two had a relationship that appeared to be full of love and happiness on Facebook, but authorities believe that Graswald may be responsible for Viafore’s death.
“She made statements that implicated herself in this crime — enough to certainly have reasonable cause to have made the arrest,” said New York State Police Maj. Patrick Regan. There is a lot of work that remains to be done, but we felt there was enough to make the charge.”
Since Viafore’s disappearance on April 19, Graswald has publicly portrayed herself as the sole survivor of a tragic accident, CBS2’s Lou Young reported.
Graswald was pulled from the Hudson River after calling 911 almost two weeks ago, saying her fiancé had vanished after both of their kayaks capsized off Cornwall-On-Hudson, in Orange County.