The Albany County Sheriff's Office says a female cousin of 5 year old Kenneth White has been arrested for allegedly strangling the boy to death.

The Albany Times-Union is reporting that 19 year old Tiffany VanAlstyne is pleading not-guilty to second-degree murder.

The boy lived with VanAlstyne's mother Brenda and his twin sister and a younger sibling.

VanAlstyne is believed to have killed the boy before calling her mother and claiming that two masked men broke into the home, pinned her to the couch and took him.

Police say VanAlstyne hid the boy's body buried in snow in a culvert across the street from their home.