A Hudson Valley man is facing murder charges after a local man was found dead in a wooded area near the Thruway.

On Sunday around 8 p..m, the Town of Ulster Police Department received a call about a dead man in the wooded area just off the traffic circle in the Town of Ulster, near exit 19 of the New York State Thruway.

Following an investigation, the victim, Guy Andradez of Kingston, was found to be the victim of a homicide, police say.

Following a further investigation, police allege 36-year-old Lance J. Ferguson of Kingston killed Andradez.

Authorities didn't go into details about their investigation but charged Ferguson with murder, concealment of a human corpse, tampering with physical evidence, felonies, and a misdemeanor for criminal possession of a weapon.

The Ulster Police Department was assisted by the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Police, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, the Kingston Police Department and Ulster Hose Fire Department.