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Jan. 18, 2023 –Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced today that a Florida man pleaded guilty to Murder in the Second Degree for the 2005 murder of Yonkers resident Angel Serbay, and has been promised a sentence of 20 years to life in state prison. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on February 24, 2023.

DA Rocah said: “No matter how long it takes, we will never give up on trying to solve open cold case homicides in Westchester County. Now after 18 years, Angel Serbay’s family has the closure they deserve.”

On September 3, 2005, Christopher Gonzalez, 41, strangled the 25-year-old victim until she died and disposed of the victim’s body in a blanket on the shoulder of the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh, where it was discovered by a passerby who contacted the New York State Police.

An investigation conducted by the New York State Police forensically linked the victim’s death to a 2000 Bronx cold case under investigation by the New York City Police Department (NYPD), and the defendant’s DNA ultimately connected him to both murders.

The defendant was apprehended in Naples, Florida, on November 7, 2017, by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. The defendant was arrested by the NYPD following his extradition to New York and has since been held by the NYC Department of Corrections.

The case is before Judge Robert Neary in Westchester County Court, and is being prosecuted by Major Crimes Bureau Chief Nadine Nagler and Bureau Chief James Bavero, both of the Trials and Investigations Division.

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Anna Young, Public Information Officer
(914) 995-6551
ayoung@westchesterda.net

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