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Homicide in Hillsdale

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HILLSDALE — A 73-year-old Hillsdale resident, Lois Decker, was murdered in her home on Cold Water Street on Sunday, Nov. 20, according to Columbia County Sheriff David W. Harrison Jr.

The cause of death was manual strangulation, according to the county coroner’s report.

Her body was discovered after the investigation of an automobile accident, a failed attempt at carjacking and a successful carjacking led deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to Decker’s home. The series of incidents went as follows, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office:

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