Missing man from Brighton found deceased in Irondequoit called 'longtime donor' to Community Foundation | WHEC.com

Missing man from Brighton found deceased in Irondequoit called 'longtime donor' to Community Foundation

Berkeley Brean
Created: May 17, 2021 06:31 PM

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monday, Irondequoit Police confirmed the identity of the man found dead on the southeast border of Irondequoit is the same man reported missing in Brighton on Friday.

His name is Edward "Ted" Boucher.

Boucher was a businessman and his family had a charitable fund at the Community Foundation. 

He was reported missing Friday. A body was found Saturday and Monday morning, police confirmed it was Ted Boucher. 

Boucher was an Ivy League-educated chair of the board of Caldwell Manufacturing in Rochester. 

He was also a philanthropist. 

Monday, the Community Foundation wrote "The Boucher family has been giving philanthropically through the Community Foundation since 1980. Ted was a former Board chair of ours and longtime donor."

He was also involved with Geva Theater. 

On Facebook, Geva wrote "It is with deep sorrow that we pause to honor the life and legacy of our friend and Trustee Ted Boucher, who died unexpectedly over the weekend. The Boucher family has been a bedrock among Geva supporters for many years."

On Friday, Brighton Police posted a missing person notice about Boucher. It said his car was found on a side street in Irondequoit. 

That side street, Smyles Drive, was around the corner from Helendale Road where Boucher's body was found Saturday. 

"At this time it is being termed a suspicious death," Capt. Mark Jesske of Irondequoit Police said. 

Video from at least one Ring doorbell captured Boucher's car arrive on Smyles Drive sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday evening. The homeowner whose Ring recorded the video said it shows Boucher's blue car pull up on the side of the street and said it shows Boucher get out of the car and walk east down Smyles Drive.

The homeowner gave the video to Brighton Police. The homeowner declined to share the video with News10NBC.  


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