Albany Water employee home searched in connection to Countermine disappearance

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police executed a search warrant Friday afternoon at the home of an employee of the City of Albany Water Department.

Police confirm the search is in connection with the disappearance and subsequent death of Shelby Countermine whose remains were found near the Albany Water Department in Coeymans Hollow on May 14.

Shelby Countermine
Shelby Countermine

Three black NYSP vans sat outside the Maplewood Street home while investigators spent much of the day inside. Coeymans police are not calling the water department employee a suspect, though he has been questioned about Countermine.

He shares the home with his dad. He also used to live in Coeymans.

Neighbors said that at the time the search warrant was executed, they were told the search had to do with the body found in Coeymans Hollow. They also said investigators asked them if they had seen women coming and going from the home.

The home is less than a block away from New Scotland Avenue in Albany – one of the last places police said Countermine was seen before she went missing in December.

Six months later, Countermine’s remains were found by a jogger along an access road owned by the City of Albany’s Water Department. Police have not revealed any possible connection between the male city worker and Countermine.

Countermine’s family said they want to remember the 23 year old as young and beautiful and not for the downward spiral her life had recently taken. She was estranged from her family and was hanging out on Crane Street in Schenectady which is known for drugs and prostitution.

No arrests have been made, but police said they are getting closer to making an arrest.

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