State Park Office Warns of Dangers with Suspect on the Loose

Sep 27, 2012

As law enforcement authorities continue to scour Harriman State Park for Eugene Palmer, the 73-year-old suspect in the killing of his daughter-in-law earlier this week, the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is advising people to refrain from hiking in backcountry of Harriman State Park this weekend.

Palmer is believed to be the one who shot Tammy Palmer to death in her backyard in Haverstraw on Monday.

His pickup truck was later found in Harriman State Park. He is described as an avid hunter who could survive in the woods for a long period of time.

The state parks department said it will also close its Beaver Pond Campground until further notice as the hunt for Palmer continues.