Parole Officer accused of killing estranged wife and her boyfriend found dead on I-81 North in Cortlandville
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:22:55 GMT —
A New York State Parole Officer wanted for shooting and killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend in the Catskills, led State Police on a chase up Interstate 81 through Cortland County before taking his own life.
46-year-old Robert Mroczek was found dead in his vehicle along the shoulder of Interstate 81 North in Cortlandville, overnight Sunday into Monday morning.
State Police say he shot himself in the head, though an autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.
It was about 1:30 a..m. Monday when troopers deployed stop sticks to send Mroczek's car off the road, between the exits for Marathon and McGraw.
He had led State Police on a high-speed chase starting in the Town of Chenango in Broome County. At points, he was clocked driving as fast as 150 miles-per-hour.
Mroczek was wanted in connection to a double-homicide in Greene County.
Sometime Sunday investigators were called to 844 Pennsylvania Avenue in Palenville - the home Mroczek once shared with his wife, 49-year-old Pammi Mroczek - on a report gunshots were fired.
When they arrived, they found 51-year-old Daniel Brennan of Schenectady dead in the driveway.
Inside, investigators found Pammi Mroczek, also deceased.
Both were shot several times.
State Police found out Brennan was Pammi's boyfriend.
They think Robert found the couple there and shot them both before driving away.
Information was communicated to other agencies, which is how a State Trooper found Mroczek's vehicle in the Town of Chenango, some 145 miles from Palenville.