Clarkstown Police are investigating the death of 81-year-old Peggy Nadell at her home on Andover Road in Valley Cottage.
Nadell was found dead with a knife wound Saturday morning.
Nadell was a longtime member of the Rockland County Democratic Committee. Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky, Rockland County Democratic Chair, posted the following message Saturday.
"I was shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Peggy Nadell," Stavisky said. "Peggy was a long-time Democratic Committeewoman and I was proud to call her my friend. She cared deeply for her party and her community and worked tirelessly to promote democratic ideals, particularly on behalf of women and the environment. Peggy believed in giving back and she made this world a better place. On behalf of the Rockland Democratic Committee, I send thoughts and prayers to Peggy's daughter and the rest of the Nadell family. She will be greatly missed. May her memory be for a blessing."
According to this report, police have deemed the death "suspicious." They are asking anyone with information about Nadell's death to call 845-639-5800.