Homeless Man Makes First Court Appearance in New Rochelle Armory Murder Case

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Jose F. Olmos, 28, a homeless Hispanic male, made his first court appearance shortly afternoon Monday. Olmos appeared in New Rochelle City Court and was charged with Murder in the Second Degree, a class A violent felony.

The felony complaint alleges that on July 27, 2018 between 3:30-7:30 a.m., Olmos murdered Nurten Seljuk in the vicinity of 270 Main Street, New Rochelle. She died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries. Her body was found early Friday morning in the driveway of the Armory building. New Rochelle police arrested Olmos Saturday, July 28, 2018. Neither the victim nor Olmos have a permanent address.

Olmos was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in New Rochelle City Court for a felony hearing Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.

Dressed in a a white gown with white footies, Olmos appeared before Judge Anthony Carbone.


Olmos was represented by Yvonne Bukowski of Legal Aid Society of Westchester. Assistant District Attorney Nicholas DiCostanzo of the Superior Court Trial Division is prosecuting the case.

Three family members of Nurten Seljuk were present in court but declined to comment for this article.


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