Greece, N.Y. -- He was the suspect all along in the 1991 murder of a Greece music teacher, now 59-year-old Edward Laraby has confessed to the crime.
The victim’s family tells 13WHAM News Laraby admitted killing Stephanie Kupchynsky back in 1991.
Laraby is currently serving time at the Wende Correctional Facility for sexual abuse and attempted murder in unrelated crimes. He suffers from Lou Gehrig's Disease and is very ill. That's why sources say he will be arraigned at the prison early Monday.
Stephanie Kupchynsky was 27 when she vanished from her Greece apartment in July of 1991.
Kupchynsky was a popular music teacher in Greece and didn't show up for her music lessons; that's when she was reported missing.
Her car and wallet were found at the airport, but her beloved bird and violin were left in her apartment and police say there were signs of foul play.
It was almost seven years before her remains were found in a field in Orleans County.
Her family never gave up hope her killer would be found.
Police sources say they suspected Laraby from the start, and that he had shared details about the murder with others. But they needed his confession to make an arrest. He was a maintenance worker at the apartment complex where Stephanie lived and had access to her apartment. His son also took music lessons from her.
Kupchynsky's father never lived to see his daughter's killer found. She is survived by a sister Melanie and brother-in-law, Ed Harrison.
Ed Harrison tells us while they are grateful for an arrest, they are upset that it took so long for Laraby to admit to the crime. They also say it won't bring Stephanie back.
They are thankful to Greece Police and the community, who helped search for Stephanie.
Harrison also tells us he hopes Laraby is never released from prison so he can never hurt someone else.
Greece Police Department and the Monroe County District Attorney's Office have scheduled a joint press conference for Monday afternoon. They are expected to announce that Laraby has been charged with Kupchynsky's murder.