It took many months, but police believe they found the two people responsible for killing a Hudson Valley man.

On Tuesday, the Saugerties Police Department asked for help in finding a manslaughter suspect in Ulster County.

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Police were trying to find 38-year-old Joseph E Karolys. He was last seen in the Town of Rosendale operating a 1973 Autocar Dump Truck Color Red with NY registration 16178NC.

On Wednesday, police confirmed the truck was found but the 38-year-old was still at large.

Karolys was found by police around noon on Wednesday.

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Karolys, from Saugerties, is accused of killing 66-year-old David (Mickey) Myer of Saugerties in October 2022.

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 07:28 a.m, the Saugerties Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting an unconscious, unresponsive person lying on the side of the roadway, south of the Citgo Mart on Route 32 in the Town of Saugerties.

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Arriving officers found Myer. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home
Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home

Myer was a graduate of Saugerties High School Class of 1974. He was the owner/operator of Foundation and Site Specialist LLC.

"Mickey was talented in excavating. He was given the nickname 'Doc' because of his surgical precision with heavy equipment," his obituary reads.

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It's unclear why the investigation took so long, or how police determined Karolys was a suspect, but he was charged with manslaughter, assault, and tampering with physical evidence, all felonies.

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Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home/SPD

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A 17-year-old man was also charged with manslaughter, assault, and tampering with physical evidence, felonies.

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Police did not say how the 17-year-old was involved. He was arraigned in the youth part of Ulster County Court and remanded to a Youth Detention Facility on $250,000 cash bail or $1 million.

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