Suffolk County police have charged a Medford man with killing a Mastic Beach woman whose death had gone unsolved for seven years.
William Hubbard, 48, was arrested on County Road 111 in Manorville Thursday night. He is to be arraigned on a second-degree murder charge Friday, police said in a news release.
Detectives said Hubbard killed Shanell Malave, 26, who was found unresponsive in a bed in her Magnolia Drive home on May 24, 2011.
Police said she had been strangled or smothered.
Malave was pronounced dead by a physician assistant in the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Malave had worked as a phone operator at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Hubbard was being held overnight at the Riverhead jail, police said. It was unclear Thursday whether he had retained an attorney.