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Greenport man arrested in Riverhead today on murder charge in strangulation death of 27-year-old woman

Jamie Deleon-Tito, accused of murdering a 27-year-old Greenport woman.
Photo: Suffolk County Police

The man police say murdered a 27-year-old Greenport woman yesterday was arrested in Riverhead today, according to Suffolk County Police.

Police today arrested Jaime DeLeon-Tito, 23, on Osborn Avenue and charged him with second-degree murder in the strangulation death of Michelle Schiavoni, 27, in a home in Greenport.

Schiavoni was found dead in her home last night by Southold Town Police, according to a Suffolk County Police press release.

DeLeon-Tito awaits arraignment tomorrow in Southold Town Justice Court, police said.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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