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Indictment: Allyzibeth Lamont murdered in Johnstown, not Malta

Indictment: Allyzibeth Lamont murdered in Johnstown, not Malta

The indictment also contains new information on the evidence tampering count
Indictment: Allyzibeth Lamont murdered in Johnstown, not Malta
Heavy NYS Police presence at Exit 13 in Malta during the search for Allyzibeth A. Lamont (inset photo) on Friday, Nov 1, 2019.

BALLSTON SPA -- Allyzibeth Lamont was murdered in Johnstown, not Malta, as authorities alleged when they initially charged the two men accused in her death, according to an indictment handed up against them recently.

The indictment also accuses the pair of concealing, altering or destroying evidence in the case across six separate jurisdictions over three counties. It also provides a time frame for when the men are accused of concealing her body in Malta, Oct. 29-30.

Both men charged in her death, Georgios N. Kakavelos and James Duffy, were arraigned on the indictment Dec. 17. They pleaded not guilty. The Daily Gazette obtained a copy of the indictment recently.

Kakavelos, 51, of Milton, and Duffy 34, of Johnstown, face one count each of second-degree murder, concealment of a human corpse and tampering with evidence. If convicted on the murder charge, the men would face up to 25 years to life in state prison.

Lamont was last seen alive at about 8 p.m. on Oct. 28 on Townsend Avenue in Johnstown near the Local Substation No. 9 sandwich shop where she worked. Kakavelos co-owns the sandwich shop, and Duffy was a manager there, authorities have said.

Her body was discovered three days later, Oct. 31, in swampy marshland in Malta off Exit 13 of the Northway. The indictment  places the date of her murder as Oct. 28, the date she was last seen.

An autopsy showed Lamont died of multiple blunt force trauma to the head, state police said. The Malta location where her body was found is more than 30 miles from the Johnstown sandwich shop where she and the defendants worked.

Georgios N. Kakavelos, left, and James Duffy, in orange at right, appear separately in court Dec. 17. Photos by Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer

The concealment of a human corpse charge provides the time frame for when authorities believe Duffy and Kakavelos buried Lamont's body off the Northway exit. They allegedly did so on or about Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, the indictment reads.

State police located Lamont's body after they received a tip to the possibility Lamont's body could be in the marshlands near the Exit 13S ramp from Route 9 to Interstate 87. State police said the tip indicated she had been murdered.

An additional charge in the indictment not originally filed against the men was tampering with physical evidence. The indictment alleges the men tried to suppress evidence by "multiple acts of concealment, alteration or destruction." The indictment does not detail the alleged acts further.

The indictment identifies the general locations of the tampering as the towns of Malta, Milton and Galway in Saratoga County, the city of Johnstown in Fulton County and towns of Colonie and Glenmont in Albany County. Glenmont, south of Albany, is about 47 miles from Johnstown. 

The six general locations where the indictment alleges the suspects tampered with evidence. The blue Xs are placed where she was last seen and where her body was found, the other four on the general towns listed:

The case is being prosecuted by the Saratoga County District Attorney's Office. Though Lamont is believed to have been murdered in Fulton County and evidence is alleged to have been tampered with in Fulton and Albany counties, Saratoga County can prosecute because her body was found in Saratoga County. 

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