RPD seek public assistance identifying remains

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester Major Crimes Unit is conducting an investigation following the discovery of human remains behind a vacant lot on Clifford Avenue.

On April 22, 2022, maintenance workers found human remains secreted behind a vacant house located at 740 Clifford Ave. The Rochester Police Departments Major Crimes Unit and the Monroe County Office of the Medical Examiner are seeking help from the public to identify those remains. It is estimated the death could have occurred as early as 2020.

Investigators believe the remains belong to an African-American male, 50-60 years old, approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing a beige sweatshirt, and dark-colored “Switch” jeans, size 38×32.

The necklace and bracelet pictured were found with the remains.

The Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation and is asking anybody with information to call 911, the Major Crimes Unit at 585-428-7157, Crime Stoppers at 585-423-9300, or email MajorCrimes@cityofrochester.gov.