Prominent Central New York obstetrician investigated in wifeâ??s death

Dr. Robert Neulander

A prominent Central New York obstetrician is being investigated in his wifeâ??s death. She was found dead in a shower in the familyâ??s home in the fall of 2012 and the Medical Examiner ruled the death accidental. Wednesday, police executed a search warrant in Hanover Square looking for evidence in connection to her death. Today investigators visited the couple's former home on Shalimar Way in Dewitt.

Leslie London Neulander, of Fayetteville, was found dead in a shower in the family home in Fayetteville in September of 2012. She was 61.

DeWitt police have had an active investigation into Neulander's death since her body was discovered. The Onondaga County Medical Examiner ruled Neulander's death an accident, but that has not stopped investigators from probing the case.

Speculation has centered on Neulander's husband, Dr. Robert Neulander.

The Hanover Square apartment now rented by Dr. Robert Neulander, at 203 East Water Street, was searched by investigators from the DeWitt Police on Wednesday. They are looking for evidence in the death of his wife Leslie.

The Neulander's have four children and were very active in the Central New York Jewish Community.

Leslie Neulander's obituary

includes a long list of charitable causes close to her. Friends and relatives are still leaving thoughts and condolences on a Legacy tribute webpage set up after her death. This YouTube video was posted showing family and friends sending Leslie Neulander best wishes on the occasion of her 60th birthday.

Dr. Robert Neulander is credited with delivering 10,000 babies during his career. He is the chairman of the 2013 Annual Campaign for the Jewish Federation of Central New York. The campaign is being conducted in memory of his wife.

Dr. Neulander has not been arrested and has not been charged with a crime.

Dr. Neulander's attorney Edward Menkin released a statement Thursday afternoon on behalf of Dr. Neulander: (Click here to watch the on camera statement Menkin gave to CNYcentral)

"This has been an open secret and the subject of irresponsible rumor for months. Dr. Neulander has not been arrested or charged with any offense. Apparently, the police have now decided that their investigation is best conducted by leaks to the media. I can confirm that a search warrant was executed at Dr. Neulanderâ??s apartment yesterday and certain items were taken. One thing that the police did not find was their own tail, something they seem to have been chasing for 8 months. Leslie Neulander died as the result of a tragic accident and nothing will change that sad truth. Dr. Neulander is a wonderful person, as was his late wife Leslie, and these irresponsible rumors are further hurting his family who continue to grieve for their loss. His entire family stands behind him, and that includes Leslie Neulanderâ??s sister and brother."