Gloversville man charged with murder

MOHAWK — A Gloversville man has been charged with murder for the death of 63-year-old Thomas B. Gordon, who was found dead in his home on Tuesday.

According to state police, 32-year-old Brett Insogna was charged with second-degree murder.

On Tuesday, state police were requested to do a welfare check on Gordon, who had not been seen since March 10.

A state police spokesperson said Gordon had missed a doctor’s appointment, and can not speculate as to why he was not reported missing sooner.

Upon arrival to Gordon’s residence on Route 5 in the town of Mohawk, the home was found locked, but his vehicle was not at the residence.

Gordon and his vehicle were entered as missing into a law enforcement database, and within a short period of time, state police discovered his vehicle had been involved in a police pursuit in Concord, North Carolina and that also was where Insogna was located as well.

Investigators were able to make entry into Gordon’s residence and he was found dead as a result of a homicide.

A state police spokesperson said an autopsy has been conducted, but the cause of death is part of the ongoing investigation, and whether any weapons were used or found is also part of the ongoing investigation.

State police investigators traveled to North Carolina to further the investigation, meanwhile other members continued their investigation in New York.

As a result, state police charged Insogna with the second-degree murder charge.

He is currently being held in the Cabarrus County Jail awaiting extradition back to New York.

A state police spokesperson said Insogna will be extradited “in the coming days.”

State police spokesperson said Insogna and Gordon did know one another, but did not say how.

State police were assisted with the investigation by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Concord Police Department and the North Carolina Bureau of Criminal Investigation.


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