Guilderland Police investigate suspicious death

GUILDERLAND — Guilderland Police are looking for a “person of interest” — Jason Seminary, age 43 — in a suspicious death investigation.

The police were called to a home on Western Turnpike for a domestic incident at about 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, according to a release from the department; a 41-year-old man was transported to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries to which he later succumbed.

The victim’s name is not being released pending notification of his family.

Anyone who knows Jason Seminary’s whereabouts or has information on the Dec. 23 incident is asked to call First Sergeant Tom Funk at 518 356-1501, ext. 1043.

The investigation is ongoing, police said, and there is no further information available at this time.

In the spring of 2009, a Jason L. Seminary, then 31 and an unemployed contractor, was arrested with a nightclub entertainer for five felonies: robbery, burglary, assault, grand larceny, and conspiracy, accused of breaking into a Knox home.

“Once inside, Seminary attacked the homeowner by wrapping a belt around his neck and then knocked him to the floor, where he punched him about the head and face,” said the Albany County Sheriff’s Office at the time. “There was a second male occupant in the home, whom he ordered to the floor, saying that he had a gun and would use it if he got up from the floor. Seminary ordered the second male to turn over his wallet, which Seminary ultimately stole.”

— Melissa Hale-Spencer

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