Murder one: Cops keeping rather mum on killing of Hurley landlady

Just three days before Christmas, a 911 call was placed just after 8 p.m., bringing what would be, all told, almost 50 cops from four different agencies to the Old Route 209 residence of Anne Gaffney. Nearly four hours later, one of Gaffney’s own tenants — 34-year-old Shawn Tyler — was found after a foot search and charged with bludgeoning the 54-year-old woman to death in the wake of an apparent robbery gone very wrong in a house long suspected of harboring bad behavior.

State police Senior Investigator Pete Kusminsky on Tuesday broadly outlined the investigation . . .


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