Police say there were two bodies found inside the Ross' SUV. The vehicle was recovered from the bottom of the river on Thursday. The investigation is ongoing but the bodies are believed to be that of Robert and Mary Ross of Perinton.
Police say there were two bodies found inside the Ross' SUV that was recovered from the bottom of the river on Thursday. The investigation is ongoing but the bodies are believed to be that of Robert and Mary Ross of Perinton who have been missing since the end of January.
Crews confirm the vehicle in the water belongs to missing Perinton couple, Robert and Mary Ross.
The vehicle was identified by investigators at 9:50 a.m. Thursday.
Efforts will continue to raise and recover the vehicle.
Crews confirm vehicle found in water belongs to missing Perinton couple.
Investigators may finally figure out what exactly happened to a missing Perinton couple after a vehicle was discovered at the bottom of the Genesee River Wednesday.
Deputies say dive teams found a vehicle about 30 feet outside the docks in front of Pelican's Nest in Charlotte. They used sonar to pick up images of what looks like the make and model of the vehicle belonging to Robert and Mary Ross.
Crews are expected to drag it up from the bottom of the river around 8 a.m. Thursday -- a process that is going to take some time and a lot of precaution.
Investigators say it's a very dangerous process that involves sending teams down to secure the car, tie ropes to it, and begin the recovery mission. The vehicle is stuck in mud, which is holding the car down. There's also ice and debris floating through the current following the recent warm up.
While crews haven't released any new information about whether they have confirmed it is the couple's car or if anyone is inside, they have told the couple's son to prepare for what might come.
"We have told him to prepare for the worse and we will notify him as soon as we know one way or another," said Monroe County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mike Fowler. "It is a very difficult operation trying to raise a vehicle that is more than likely stuck in the mud at the bottom of the river."
Crews are asking everyone to avoid the area of the public boat launch while they remove the car from the water Thursday morning.