The Syracuse Police Department Arrest Darrien Howard, ‘the victim’s son’ In Recent Homicide of Valerie Crowder on Holland St.

The Syracuse Police Department makes an arrest in a recent homicide investigation. On February 7th, 2019 at about 11:49 AM, Officers responded to 144 Holland St. and discovered the victim, Valerie Crowder 54, deceased within the home.

An investigation was commenced by the Syracuse Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.  During this investigation, numerous people were interviewed, a neighborhood canvass was conducted and search warrants were executed.  During this investigation, the suspect was identified as Darrien Howard 27, who is the victim’s son.  Howard was located and arrested in Endicott, New York by CID Detectives.

Howard was arrested for Murder 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree, and then lodged in the Onondaga County Justice Center.  The following agencies assisted in the successful arrest of the suspect; Endicott Police Department, Binghamton Police Department, Broome County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson City Police, Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force.

The investigation is still ongoing and we are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223. All calls will be kept confidential.  Anonymous information may also be submitted by using the “SPD Tips” App, available on Android and iPhones.