UPDATE: An Owego man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a woman in her home earlier this month.

John Prentice, 40, was arrested by the Tioga County Sheriff's office that's related to the murder of 62 year old Laurie Hawthorne.

The investigation began on June 19th when deputies found her dead at her home on Campbell Hill Road in Tioga. They found two gunshot wounds

Prentice was charged with second degree murder and was taken to C.A.P. court for arraignment.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the New York State Police Troop C Major Crimes, New York State Police Forensic Identification Unit, Tioga County District Attorney's Office and Tioga County Coroner's Office.

TIOGA, N.Y. (WENY) - The Tioga County Sheriff's Office in New York is conducting a death investigation in the town of Tioga.

The sheriff's office is investigating the death of 62 year old Laurie Hawthorne on Campbell Hill Road in Tioga. The investigation is concentrated between June 1st and June 19th, 2022.

WENY News reached out to the Sheriff's office for more details on the case, but have not heard back.

Anyone that has any information is asked to contact the Tioga County Sheriff's Office at:

  • Criminal Investigations Division: (607) 687-1010
  • Facebook page: Tioga County Sheriff's Office Email via Website: www.tiogacountysheriff.com (Callers can remain anonymous)