Police search creek for clues in Valatie murder

VALATIE, NY (NEWS 10) – Facebook posts about marital problems are now a part of the investigation.

As divers searched through Kinderhook Creek for evidence linked to the vicious attack that claimed the life of 37-year-old Christina Agan.

Her close friends like Kim Walz are now coming to terms with what happened.

“I met Chrissy at Walmart about fifteen years ago at Walmart. We all call her Chrissy”, said Walz.

That’s where Christina worked to support the family she loved dearly Kim said.

“The best memories of Chrissy were her pregnancies”, said Walz.

Thursday afternoon Kim said Christina had an appointment at here at the Valatie Medical Arts building where she was a regular patient.

“She was located in front of the vestibule area of that building”, said Police Lieutenant Nicholas Banbury.

Kim said she knew immediately what happened.

“There was a history of problems. Chrissy was looking to better her life”, said Walz.

This was a problem investigators were aware of.

“There were instances of domestic violence within that family”, said Lieutenant Banbury.

It was early this year Christina became estranged from her husband 42-year-old David Tagan.

“Everyone was reaching out to her trying to help”, said Walz.

“There is an order of protection that exists between our suspects and the children not with the wife”, said Lieutenant Banbury.

Thursday just days before Christmas and a day before Christina was to turn 38, police said her husband came through these doors and stabbed her multiple times.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and people present during this senseless event”, said Police.

“Chrissy’s birthday is tomorrow. On that note happy bday Abby girl you will be missed never Forgotten”, said Walz.

Kim tells me Christina’s four kids are staying with a family member for the time being. Investigator says this still hasn’t sunk in and could take some time.

As for suspect David Tagan, when he was stopped in East Greenbush, police discovered he had prescription Meds in his system.

If you ever think you are in danger, or need someone to talk to, call the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-safe (7233).

If you would like to donate in memory of Christina Agan a link to a gofundme page is below.


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