Hamlin community mourns death of homicide victims

September 12, 2018 11:46 PM

The Hamlin community is mourning the death of two victims of a double homicide. 

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people found in a car destroyed by fire behind a warehouse in Hamlin Monday. 

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Twenty-year-old Alexander Burrow and 18-year-old Bruce Kane were the victims of what the sheriff's office is now calling a double homicide. 

Kane's family told News10NBC he just graduated from Brockport High School in June and was attending Monroe Community College. 

Burrow was a 2016 graduate. They became friends as members of the BHS swim team.

“He was a great person. He was always there for you when you needed to talk, he just always wanted to make people laugh,” said Tia Carlson, a longtime friend of Burrow. “I didn’t believe it. My sister found out and told me when I was at work and I just dropped to the floor.”

“I was crying really hard,” added Carlson. 

Police narrowed down the homicide to a tight window of 11 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday.

“I hope anyone that has any information will speak up... because they didn’t deserve this,” said Carlson. 

Carlson and friends are throwing a vigil for the boys on Sunday evening. 

The vigil will be at 7:15 p.m. by the bridge on Main Street in Hamlin. 

The sheriff's office is asking anyone who saw or heard anything in the area of Lake Road and King Street in Hamlin between Sunday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 10 to call 911 or the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 585-753-4175. 


Beth Cefalu

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