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Irondequoit Police: Boyfriend of woman dismembered found, charged with murder

Seth Larson. Photo: Irondequoit Police Department. Seth Larson.

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Updated: June 04, 2021 10:19 AM
Created: June 03, 2021 01:21 PM

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect Larson is being held at a hospital and is not yet in police custody.

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) — Police say the boyfriend of a woman found dismembered in Irondequoit has been found, and is facing several charges, including murder.

During a news conference Thursday, Irondequoit Police Chief Alan Laird announced Seth Larson was found in Lewis County, West Virginia on Wednesday.

Laird said Larson was found after he called 911 to request an ambulance. The Lewis County Sheriff's Department says he took himself to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital for medical reasons and was admitted.

Emergency crews were able to track his name and saw he was wanted in Irondequoit. He is currently being held at a West Virginia hospital.

Laird said Larson is facing a second-degree intentional murder charge, as well as charges for tampering with evidence and concealing a human corpse.

Larson's girlfriend, Lisa Shuler's body was first found dismembered outside her home on Culver Road last week. Police later confirmed the remains discovered in Durand Lake Monday were also identified as Shuler.

News10NBC Wednesday learned Larson was pulled over for speeding by police in Cumberland, Maryland at 12:54 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25. The traffic stop happened at least four hours before Shuler's body was discovered. Irondequoit Police say they weren't dispatched to Shuler's home until about 5 p.m. on May 25. IPD did not publicly announce Larson's name or that he was a person of interest until Wednesday, May 26.

Chief Laird said police in Maryland made some "integral" observations that helped police in their investigation.

Laird did not say why Larson called for the ambulance in West Virginia. Police confirm they also found the car Larson had been driving in. They had released new images of both Larson, and his car, on Wednesday

Additionally, he did not disclose a cause of death or a motive, but police are confident this was a homicide. 

Officers are working with police in West Virginia to bring Larson back to Irondequoit. 

According to the Lewis County Court Clerk, Larson’s extradition hearing will take place on Tuesday, June 8 at 10:45 a.m. in front of Judge Kurt Hall.

Laird was joined by several law enforcement leaders including United States Marshal Charles Salina and Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley, neither of whom spoke. Police abruptly ended the briefing after taking a few questions.

You can view the briefing in the player below, or click here if on a mobile device.

US Marshals and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department took Larson into custody Thursday afternoon after he was released from the hospital. The sheriff's department says he's awaiting extradition to New York.

The Lewis County Sheriff's Department says they learned Larson had been staying in Lewis County for several days. It seized his vehicle for processing.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, Irondequoit New York Police, and New York State Police searched Larson's vehicle and the subject’s hotel room for evidence.

Watch the video in the player below to hear reactions from neighbors:


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