- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they’ve made an arrest in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found at a former psychiatric center in the Hudson Valley.

State police say officers obtained a warrant Tuesday and searched a former Poughkeepsie home of 27-year-old Jerusha Christie, whose body was discovered March 17 on the grounds of the former Hudson River Psychiatric Center in Hyde Park.

The search led to the arrest of 33-year-old Gerome Harris of Poughkeepsie on a charge of hindering prosecution. No details on the charge were given.

Authorities say Christie’s death is being investigated as a homicide. She was last seen in Poughkeepsie a day before her body was discovered.

Harris is being held Wednesday in the Dutchess County Jail on $50,000 bail. It couldn’t be determined if he has a lawyer.


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