WKTV -- NEWSChannel 2 has learned that Kim Strong, former head of Lainey's Army, has died due to an apparent suicide.
Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara confirmed the suicide with NEWSChannel 2.
Strong was the operator of the Road to Home dog rescue in Utica. She was arraigned this month on charges of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and two counts of criminal tax fraud in relation to operation of the shelter.
Strong was a long time animal advocate in the greater Utica community.