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Deputies: Victim of Phelps homicide recently relocated to Rochester; search continues for car

An Acura similar to one that belonged to the victim who was found dead on Tuesday. Photo: Ontario County Sheriff's Office. An Acura similar to one that belonged to the victim who was found dead on Tuesday.

August 19, 2019 01:09 PM

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHEC) — Deputies are asking for the public's help in locating the car that belonged to the man found dead in Ontario County last week.

Deputies say 28-year-old Jean Carlos-Rentas was shot and killed on Route 96 in Phelps on Aug. 13. His body was found by someone driving by. 

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Investigators are searching for a gray 2007 Acura TSX. It has gold and blue New York state license plates of JGF4990. The car's VIN is JH4CL96937C006008. 

Anyone with access to video cameras along the Route 96 corridor from Route 14 in Phelps to Route 490 in Victor is asked to look for Carlos-Rentas' vehicle or other suspicious activity between 8 p.m. and midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Deputies say Carlos-Rentas had recently relocated from Cleveland, Ohio to Rochester. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the tip hotline at (585) 296-4152.

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