Updated: June 18, 2021 01:29 PM
Created: June 18, 2021 12:32 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— Deputies say the case of a missing Parma man is now being treated as a murder investigation.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Friday said investigators found bones, which are believed to be human bones in a fire pit on the property owned by William Mason, 69, who was reported missing from his home in Parma around 10:30 a.m. on May 25.
His disappearance was called "unusual" and "highly suspicious."
Deputies launched a search on the 27th, which included looking at the property and the surrounding area. They later obtained a search warrant at a home on Trimmer Road near Ogden Parma Town Line Road. It's about a mile away from the land where the search started.
MCSO then got its Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) involved.
To be clear, deputies have not identified the bones as Mason's. but a Monroe County Medical Examiner is working to identify who the bones belong to. Additionally, deputies say they have identified two "persons of interest" but stopped short of calling them suspects.
If you have any information regarding Mason's disappearance, you're asked to call a tip line set up at 585-753-4175.
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