JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. - The mystery of a woman found dead, bruised, and naked, along a rural Fulton County road last year continues as the woman's husband, who was once considered a person of interest in the case, has been released.
The deceased body of 54-year-old Kathryn Alling was found the morning of June 4, 2012 on Route 123 in Mayfield. Her husband, 43-year-old Brent Alling, was taken into custody the day after she was found dead on unrelated charges and was being held while questioned in his wife's suspicious death.
District Attorney Louise Sira says a grand jury indicted Brent Alling on Monday on numerous charges, however none in connection to his wife's death.
Sira says the grand jury failed to find enough evidence to bring any homicide charge against Alling because the medical examiner could not determine a cause of death for Kathryn due to a number of health issues that she was dealing with. Sira says the indictment is in full satisfaction with the investigation into Kathryn's death.
Brent Alling has been indicted on charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Assault 3rd-degree, both misdemeanors, and a number of traffic violations. He has been released on bail.
Sira says Alling allegedly bit his wife on the arm, leading to the assault charge.
Investigators with the Fulton County Sherriff's Office initially believe the couple, who was married for ten years, had a history of alcohol and drug use that may have included bath salts. Kathryn Alling was only found to have alcohol in her system when she died.