Defendant: Jose Olmos (DOB 10/20/89)

May 24, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced a guilty plea Thursday in the murder of a homeless woman in New Rochelle whose body was found near the Main Street armory building last summer.

Jose F. Olmos of New Rochelle pleaded guilty Thursday (May 23) to Murder in the Second Degree, a class A violent felony. He is scheduled for sentencing July 11, 2019. He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.

On Friday, July 27, 2018, in the early morning hours, Olmos stalked the victim, Nurten Seljuk, as she pulled a piece of luggage in the area of Main Street, New Rochelle to the abandoned naval armory building.  Police were able to trace his steps by reviewing surveillance videos.

Sometime between approximately 3:30-4:30 a.m., Olmos murdered Nurten Seljuk in the vicinity of 270 Main St. She died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries and asphyxiation. Her body was found early Friday morning in the driveway of the armory grounds. New Rochelle police arrested Olmos Saturday, July 28, 2018. Neither the victim nor Olmos had a permanent address.

Assistant District Attorneys of the Superior Court Trial Division Nicholas DiCostanzo and Christine O’Connor, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, prosecuted the case.

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