Clarkstown Police are investigating the death of Valley Cottage resident Peggy Nadell as a homicide. The body of Nadell, who was 81 years old, was found inside her home at 644 Andover Road on Saturday morning. Police report her body showed signs of traumatic injury.
Police believe her death occurred between Friday evening and Saturday morning when she was declared dead by medical personnel at 9:19 a.m. According to initial reports, Nadell was found dead of a knife wound and the cause was labeled suspicious.
Nadell was a longtime member of the Rockland County Democratic Committee, active with the Valley Cottage Civic Association and worked at Xerox Corporation for more than 20 years.
Clarkstown Police, the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating. They are asking anyone with information about Nadell's death to call 845-639-5800.