(CNN) – Along busy Oriskany Boulevard in Whitesboro, New York, you’ll find the now closed chiropractic family care. For 28-years both Doctor William and Mary Yoder practiced here until last July, when 60-year old Mary suddenly died.
Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol said, “The family member felt that Mary’s death was suspicious…and wanted us to investigate her death.” He said the investigation that followed eventually led to the arrest of 23-year-old Kaitlyn Conley of Sauquoit.
On Monday, a Grand Jury indicted Conley on charges of second degree murder. Investigators claim Conley poisoned Yoder with colchicine.
Lt. Robert Nelson, an Oneida Criminal Investigator said, “This Colchicine, like I said, is used for gout medicine but the Colchicine in this case was a research grade Colchicine in this case. It’s more pure form than the pill form.”
However, how did Conley obtain the drug? Court documents say in January 2015. Conley provided chemical manufacturing companies a letter and tax form filled with false information to allow her to get the drug.
According to investigators, Conley worked at the front desk of the chiropractic practice. She was there nearly for four years and was considered close to the family.
Authorities have not yet revealed a motive for the crime but do confirm Conley once dated one of Mary’s sons. Members of either family could not be reached for comment. Conley remains in the Oneida county jail.