A night that started out with so much promise, ended with a murder and an arrest. People gathered at the Cohoes Music Hall for the opening reception of a new variety show staring Miss Evelyn Fahlett. The evening was cut short by a screaming Ms. Fahlett, after she discovering a body.
Early, a source close to the investigation confirmed that a murder was committed at the Cohoes Music Hall. The source also reported that an individual was arrested at approximating 8:30 pm, only one hour after the discovery of the body. Later, the police confirmed what had happened in a brief statement.
According to the police, at 7:30 PM the body of Mr. Adler was discovered at the bottom of the stairs, by the box office. Six suspects were identified quickly, due to the leads provided to the them by the community. Since there was two detectives attending the opening, due to fears of mob activity, the building was locked down and no one was allowed to leave. After careful consideration of the clues an alleged suspect was arrested for this horrific crime. According to the statement, detectives Eliza Goodwin and Robert Avery Jr. made the arrest by the stage of this historic music hall.
Francine Allen PhD. was arrested on 1st Degree murder charges. Allegedly, she struck Mr Alder in the head with a billy club. The police credited the quick arrest to "the assistance of over 80 members of the community." Around 10 PM , the Mayor released the following statement "there is no reason to believe that there is any threat to the great Citizens of Cohoes." The End.
Now in all seriousness, Spindle City Studio was honored to donate time to the Cohoes Youth Advisory Board in providing them with images for this murder mystery. I am posting a few images from the evening here, additional images can be found on my Facebook page @CharlesMosseyPhotography.