Columbia County man’s death ruled homicide

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ELIZAVILLE – New York State Police have confirmed the death of a man in Columbia County is now being investigated as a homicide.

The body of Ed Kessler was found Feb. 7 inside a home he’d rented in Elizaville.

According to the Times Union, Kessler was from Long Island and had been dead for a couple of days before his body was found.

The Times Union reports Kessler was in his mid-60s and had been strangled.