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Cops: Man charged with murder in strangulation death of Greenport woman

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

A Greenport woman was strangled to death in her Greenport home and a Greenport man has been charged with murder, according to Suffolk County Police.

Southold Town Police found Michelle Schiavoni, 27, dead in her home at 325 Second Street. Monday night at about 10 p.m., Suffolk Police said in a press release.

Police arrested Jaime DeLeon-Tito, 23, today on Osborn Avenue in Riverhead and charged him with second-degree murder, according to the release.

The Second Street, Greenport home where a 27-year-old woman was found dead Monday night.
Photo: Stringer News Service

The same Second Street home was the scene of violence last summer. Southold police responded to that house on Aug. 12, 2016 where they found a man outside the residence and a woman inside bleeding from slash wounds, victims of an attack with a machete. A week later, police arrested Esvin Rolando Escobar, 26, in Central Falls, Rhode Island and charged him in the attack.

DeLeon-Tito was processed and will be held overnight at Southold Town Police headquarters for arraigned Wednesday in Southold Town 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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Denise Civiletti
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