New Scotland homicide victim identified; police search for weapon

Police were at a home in New Scotland where a 35-year-old man was the victim of a homicide.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple confirms the victim’s name is Philip Rabadi.

Investigators are focused on a home at 120 Miller Rd., and have a big area around the home taped off. The home is located in a brand new development.

The investigation started with a welfare check on Wednesday. Police and family arrived to find the man dead on the floor inside the home he shared with his wife.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said authorities have been searching for a murder weapon. Deputies have been focusing on a pond next to the home, with divers going in. It’s unclear what kind of weapon they’re looking for. Police have also not said how this man was killed.