Death of Florida woman leads to arrest

04 August 2022
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Wappingers Falls, New York – On August 3, 2022, the New York State Police investigated the death of a Florida woman who recently arrived in the town of Wappinger.

At approximately 2:10 p.m., Troopers and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation were dispatched to a residence on Dorothy Heights in Wappingers Falls for an unresponsive female in a vehicle.  The woman identified as Victoria Barnes, aged 43 years, of Sebastian, FL, was discovered deceased by responding emergency medical personnel and New York State Police personnel.

The investigation led to the arrest of David Osterhoudt, age 56, also of Sebastian FL, for Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony.

Osterhoudt was arraigned before the town of Wappinger Court and subsequently remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, $750,00 bond or $1.5 million partially secured bond.  He is scheduled to reappear in court on August 9, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.

Author: Harlem Valley News