Police: No new information on Old Forge Shooting, one week later


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Saturday is the one-week mark since the shooting at an Old Forge motel that left a Proctor High School math teacher dead and several questions are still left unanswered.

New York State Police told NEWSChannel 2 on Saturday that they have no new information to release. They add that no new information will be released until Tuesday, at the earliest.

Last Saturday, 30-year-old Catherine Koestner died from a single bullet wound to her head. Because Koestner is a math teacher in the Utica City School District, attention and curiosity in the case has been high.

Police have not yet released the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The manner of death on Koestner's death certificate was left "pending."

Acting Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter did say that investigators are leaning one way in the case, but would not specify if that is homicide or suicide.

The gun used is in the hands of police. Police also say there is a witness in the case, Koestner's boyfriend. Last week, police said he was cooperating in the investigation.

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