FLATTSBURG – A 45-year-old woman from Plattsburgh was found dead in her car in the parking lot of Champlain National Bank on Route 3 after state police were called for a welfare check Thursday afternoon.
Police said an autopsy was performed at Glens Falls Hospital for Monique R. Janullavic, of 5 Westwood Drive, and it was determined that multiple wounds were the cause of death.
Police said the method of death was murder.
The scene is secured at Champlain National Bank, as is the residence at 5 Westwood Dr. , by the state police. Evidence was collected from both scenes.
Police said evidence was also found off North Road in Elizabethtown.
Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie and Coroner Agent Chad have responded to assist with the investigation along with area fire departments and EMS agencies.
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Police said nearly 100 leads had been investigated as of Saturday morning. The investigation concluded that the attack appeared to have been targeted in nature, according to police.
Police added that nothing was found to indicate that the public was in danger.
State Police are asking for help from people who reside in the areas of Route 3/Cornelia Street, Broad Street, Westwood Drive and Roger Street in Plattsburgh.
Police are asking residents in those areas to check CCTV systems for suspicious activity from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, and are also asking any member of the public to report any suspicious items that may be on their property, including in trash receptacles. . .
Any information regarding this request can be directed to the State Police at 518-563-3761.
State Police are assisted by the Plattsburgh City Police Department, Clinton County Police Department, New York State Police Department Plattsburgh, FBI, New York State Forest Rangers, and the Conservation Department.