Schenectady man charged with Murder in Maplewood Avenue homicide


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police officially charged the man detained in connection to a Schenectady homicide with Murder.

Budhnarain Kadar, 41, of Schenectady, was charged with Murder in the Second Degree in the death of 35-year-old Marian Singh.

Police were called to the 800-block of Maplewood Avenue around 10 p.m. Wednesday for a report of unknown trouble. People at the scene alerted officers to a woman in the upstairs apartment who appeared to be deceased.

Officers found the woman and called for medics from the Schenectady Fire Department.

Upon arrival, medical personnel pronounced the woman dead. She has been identified as Singh, though she also goes by Marian Loftis.

On Thursday, preliminary autopsy results ruled her death a homicide. The Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office said she was strangled to death about 20 hours before her body was found.

Kadar was arrested after an investigation by Schenectady police with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force.

He was arraigned in Schenectady City Court.

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