Police Arrest Suspect in Endicott Murder

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 6, 2007 at 10:26 PM EST

Police say this man, 19 year old Craig Johnson of Endicott murdered Joseph Trottier.

Johnson was arrested here at his Mckinley Avenue home Friday night, after a two week investigation.

"His arrest was based on the investigation, what we have so far. Talking to over 100 people, taking statements, interviews and so forth and all of that points to Mr. Johnson," said Capt. James Sheerin.

No motive for the murder has been given, but police say Johnson knew Trottier, and used to live with him.

Trottier, seen here in this picture, was found dead here at his apartment at 33 Jackson Avenue on December 22nd.

An autopsy showed he died of asphyxiation due to blunt trauma to the neck.

Police say there was a struggle in the apartment, but aren't sure what was used to kill Trottier.

Neighbors here on Jackson Avenue say it's been tense since the night of the murder. But now that an arrest has been made, many say they feel safer.

"My kid saw everything that happened so it's good that she doesn't have to worry any more. She can walk to the bus stop and feel safe," said one resident.

"My kid saw everything that happened so it's good that she doesn't have to worry any more. She can walk to the bus stop and feel safe," said Chris Sarachinksy of Endicott.

Police will wait for evidence to return from crime labs to determine exactly how Trottier was killed.

That could take up to two weeks.

Right now, Johnson is in the Broome County Jail, without bail, awaiting his next court date.

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