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Olean mother, son held in death of Allegany County man

A mother and son face charges connected to the death of an Allegany County man, according to authorities on Wednesday.

Lana M. Joseph, 51, and Richard D. Mosher III, 26, both of Olean, were arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Royce A. Chapman, 57, according to state police.

Chapman's body was found just after midnight Wednesday inside his home on Route 40 in the Town of Clarksville, authorities said.

According to state police, Joseph and the victim had a prior relationship.

Joseph and Mosher were held at the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

An investigation is continuing. Investigators are seeking any information from those who have had contact with the pair. State Police can be reached at 585-268-7086.

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