Police: Remains found in car pulled from Genesee River identified, may have been there since ‘after May of 2019’
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Police say the body that was found in a car recovered from the Genesee River in Charlotte may have been underwater since some time after May of 2019.
Investigators say a SCUBA team was involved in a training exercise when they found the vehicle near River Street on Thursday afternoon. When crews found the car, they decided to remove it as part of an enhancement of their training and to remove a potential hazard.
When they pulled it from the water, police found a body inside.
Police say foul play is not suspected at this time. Tuesday the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the remains as 57-year-old Tammy Greer. Police say she previously lived in the state of Pennsylvania and is believed to have moved to Rochester in 2018 or 2019.
Police say she has no local family.
The cause of death and circumstances surrounding how the car ended up in the river are still under investigation, according to police.
Update from RPD about this incident: pic.twitter.com/veW93z84YP— Jeff Hamson (@ROC_NewsPhotog) August 6, 2021
The Major Crimes Unit is still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 585-428-7157 or email