Police find two dead in Hurley home
By John Sullivan
February 19, 2008
HURLEY— State investigators are looking into the unexplained deaths of two residents of a Morgan Hill Road home.
State police checked on the residence of James and Deborah Leshkevich around 11 a.m., after Deborah’s co-worker grew worried about her welfare. Police entered the home to find both James, 52, and Deborah, 55, dead in separate parts of the house.
Jame’s body was found in the attached garage, while Deborah was found in a bedroom, police said.
Leshkevich, who often posted anti-semetic or racist comments online, going by the names “Yankee James” or “Yankee Jim.” In November of 2005 he supported white supremacist Hal Turner’s protest trip to Kingston.
Leshkevich posted a rambling message on his own blog yesterday saying his wife was cheating on him.
State investigators are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide, according to a news release. No further information about the investigation is presently available.