Eugene Palmer, 73, may be armed and hiding in the woods of Harriman State Park, police said. He allegedly admitted to his family that he had killed his daughter-in-law, Tammy Palmer, before taking off.
Police want to talk to talk to Palmer about the shooting death of Tammy Palmer, 39, at her Haverstraw, N.Y., home Monday morning. Tammy Palmer was murdered while her two children were at school.
Elaine Babcock, Eugene Palmer's sister, said her brother had been arguing with Tammy Palmer about his son's custody rights. Tammy and Eugene's son are separated and she had a restraining order against her estranged husband.
Police said the husband is not a suspect.
Eugene Palmer is a skilled huntsman and owns several guns. Police said he could survive in the woods by himself for a long time.
Officially police are calling Eugene Palmer a person of interest in this case, but they caution he could be armed and dangerous.