Man Charged With Violently Murdering Hudson Valley Millionaire

Authorities said Monday that a male former employee had been taken into custody in relation to Colley's murder after she was found dead in the laundry room of her mansion two years ago

Authorities said Monday that a male former employee had been taken into custody in relation to Colley's murder after she was found dead in the laundry room of her mansion two years ago

A former day laborer was arrested in the bludgeoning death of the wife of a millionaire McDonald's franchise owner at their NY hilltop estate in 2015.

Police have arrested a former employee in the death of an 83-year-old wealthy socialite found bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher at her Westchester estate two years ago, authorities say.

Colley was found in the couple's hilltop estate in North Salem in November 2015. She died of blunt force trauma.

There were no signs that anyone had forced their way into the home.

Gomez had done work at the farm and fled to Guatemala just days after the killing, prosecutors said. A small fire extinguisher was missing from the home; investigators said Monday they believe that to have been the murder weapon.

The suspect, Esdras Marroquin Gomez, 32, was a part-time worker on Colley's sprawling horse farm in North Salem, a spokeswoman with the Westchester Country District Attorney told the Daily News.

Gomez was in the USA illegally at the time, prosecutors said.

"We believe there was a dispute, and he visited the house possibly to speak to someone else in the family", Scarpino said.

Gomez was arrested in Miami after being deported from Mexico, where he had been working illegally, according to Scarpino, who described his capture as an elaborate global effort. After Mexican authorities deported him, Gomez was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Miami. Attorney information for the man wasn't immediately available.