Another Victim of Intimate Partner Homicide in the Hudson Valley

On Thursday 9/15/11 Lars Ryder pleaded not guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Mucci and then burning, dismembering and disposing of her body.

According to the Times Herald Record, Mucci and Ryder had been together for about 18 months. Ms. Mucci had apparently told her sisters and brother that Ryder started drinking again and that they were having arguments.  The investigation started when one of Ms. Mucci’s legs washed ashore at Swinging Bridge Reservoir on 5/28/11. Ryder is believed to have killed her, dismembered her body and then disposed of it. After doing so he is alleged to have used her credit card at Wal-Mart on 4/27/11 and again on 4/30/11.

Ms. Mucci’s statement to her family that Ryder started drinking again leads to the question, was he abusive to her in the past when he drank? Did he physically assault her in the past? Are there police or hospital reports from past incidents? Did Ms.Mucci confide in anyone else? Are there other women out there Ryder has abused or assaulted in the past?

When conducting investigations into intimate partner homicide these and more questions must be asked of the victim’s family friends and co-workers. There is usually a previous pattern of abusive and violent behavior that has been exhibited in the past. The key is to document that behavior while it is happening in the form of an Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA) so the evidence can be brought out in the event the victim disappears or is killed.

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3 comments on “Another Victim of Intimate Partner Homicide in the Hudson Valley
  1. Larry Mann says:

    This is really bad…. Homicides are increasing day by day as a result of wrong up bringing in their childhood….

  2. Bob Rahn says:

    Yes it is. This is the second Intimate Partner Homicide in the Hudson Valley in as many months.

  3. monique ivory says:

    Elizabeth…”Liz..lizzy” was my cousin and very best friend…its taken me a long time to come read what exactly happen to her..ppl tried to tell me on previous occasions but I wouldn’t hear of it…I’m still very heart broken over her murder… I’m lost without her we shared so many things its like a piece of me has died swell…I don’t no what Lars was thinking or if he was thinking at all but he took so much from me the day he took her life and it may take the rest of my life to forgive him…REST IN PIECE BABY GIRL

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