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Shenandoah County: Suspect in N.Y. murder found

Woodbridge man arrested near Woodstock Friday afternoon

By Sally Voth -- svoth@nvdaily.com

A Woodbridge man wanted for the murder of a New York school superintendent was arrested during a traffic stop on Woodstock Tower Road on Friday afternoon.

Anthony Robert "Bob" Taglianetti II, 42, was apprehended at about 4 p.m. by Shenandoah County Sheriff's deputies assisting the U.S. Marshals Service, Sheriff's Lt. Wesley Dellinger said.

"We had information the subject was possibly camping here in Shenandoah County," he said. "He was cooperative."

Chautauqua County, N.Y., Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Charles J. Holder said Taglianetti is suspected of murdering Keith Reed, 51, on Sept. 21. The Clymer Central School superintendent's body was found on Monday. He had been shot, Holder said.

"It started out as a missing person complaint," he said. "As colleagues and family were trying to locate him for several days, we were out searching, and then one of our canine dogs came upon his body at the corner of his property."

Holder described Clymer, N.Y., as rural "Amish country."

"It's very rural farm country," the undersheriff said. "I don't think we've ever had a murder out in Clymer [in the 25 years] I've been on the job."

He said Taglianetti was in the custody of the Prince William County Police Department.

"We do have a motive in mind," Holder said. "Until we move ahead with the legal system, we're not really going to divulge that. This wasn't a random thing. They definitely knew each other."

The Clymer Central School website has a picture posted of Reed with a message underneath it.

"We are deeply saddened and shocked..." the message states. "He was more than a superintendent. He encouraged everyone without judgment. He simply brought the best out in everyone -- students, faculty, staff and community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Holder said Reed was the father of three daughters.

Taglianetti had worked as an oral historian at the U.S. Marine college at Quantico, but was "between jobs right now," according to Holder.

"We had an idea through our investigation that he was back down in Virginia after the murder," he said. "We notified the law enforcement down in Virginia, and they really just spread the word out to all the agencies."

A news release from the U.S. Marshals Service, Eastern District of Virginia, states Taglianetti will be turned over to New York police officials.

Holder said a marshals task force came across Taglianetti's Buick Friday.

"They did a stop in the car, and he was in it, and that was that," he said. "This person has been caught, and I think a lot of people can rest easy that he's in custody now.

"Chautauqua County [Sheriff's Office] greatly appreciates all the work the Virginia law enforcement agencies put in. There was a lot of cooperation between New York and Virginia on this case. It's very difficult for us to manage a case from several states away."

6 Comments |

    Ft. Valley was on channel 4 last night. Biggest news there since the Madigan guy from up there tried to rob the Woodstock bank and forgot his mask.

    I know that Madigan publicity was relatively entertaining, But I think the relatives of that man do not want to hear about that!

    I do belive the last time Fort Valley was mentioned on Channel 4, was the wild fire up at GW national Forest.

    I have to admit as I said earlier it was entertaining. I've heard different episodes of the story.

      I know I was a little insensative on the posted comments. I will admit some wrong. Some here can't admit wrong( especially a certain female poster but I won't mention any names). I will say my significant other is a relative, distant, of the dude that forgot his mask. She laughs about it too. I am one of your biggest fans as far as a poster here. I think you had a valid point but after a bunch consumed on Sat. night(apples from Mt. Jackson maybe). I guess I had no mercy. Keep posting. Always a work in progress...is howboutthehotel. Yea,not the motel,motels don't have bars as comfy as the one @ at the corner of Holiday and Queen. That Plaugher lady on nbc4 was a relative of Mr. Madigan too,FYI. Well, got to get rid of the rest of these apples before I make another boo boo!

    hey Hotel, Things happen after a bunch consumed, I've been caught many of nights postin comments on here, with a few consumed and most the time thank gosh no repsonses. So are you sure the reporter was a Plaugher or a Plauger?


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