New Details Emerge on New Rochelle Armory Murder Suspect Following Release of Police Records

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — New Rochelle Police Records obtained by Talk of the Sound under a Freedom of Information request provide new details on the case and the man charged with the murder of Nurten Seljuk.

Jose F. Olmos, 28, a homeless Hispanic male, was arraigned Monday in New Rochelle City Court on one count of Murder in the Second Degree (with intent), a Class A Violent Felony.

According to his Arrest Report, Olmos was born in Mexico. He is not a U.S. Citizen. He is a Foreign Non-Resident. He does not have an Alien Registration number. From this it appears that Olmos is an illegal immigrant.

Talk of the Sound is still waiting on a media inquiry submitted to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for information on Olmos’ immigration status and whether alleged reports that he was arrested and deported on multiple occasions prior to the death of Seljuk are accurate.

Olmos stands 5’ 8” tall and weighs 180 pounds. He is single and had never been married.

There was early speculation that the murder took place elsewhere and Seljuk’s body was moved to the location where it was discovered last Friday morning. Police records state that the offense location is 270 Main Street, the address of the New Rochelle Armory.

The morning after the body was discovered, shortly before 5:00 a.m., New Rochelle police arrested Olmos at 810 Main Street, site of the former Walgreen’s pharmacy near Weyman Avenue.

A review of past police records show that Olmos was arrested by New Rochelle Police on September 19, 2016 and charged with Assault-3rd, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Talk of the Sound has followed up with police on a second Freedom of Information request for the report on Olmos’ 2016 arrest.