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  • Investigation of missing Stanley resident Adam Chase continues after five months

  • The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation of the disappearance of Stanley resident Adam Chase, 32, is continuing after he went missing five months ago.

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  • Five months after her son was last seen walking out of his Stanley home one Thursday morning, Silvia Chase pleaded that if he is safe, he reach out to her to let her know he is OK.
    “Adam, if you hear this...call me or email me, whichever,” she said. “Just come home.”
    Yesterday, on the five-month anniversary of Adam Chase’s disappearance, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office announced that it is continuing to investigate his whereabouts after he left his home on Mott Road on foot after an argument with his wife, Rose, at approximately 11:30 a.m. June 14.
    Sheriff Philip Povero said investigators believe Chase, 32, returned to his home at some point several days later to pick up some personal belongings, including a cellphone.
    On June 19, Chase sent out three text messages from the Canandaigua area, said Povero. The messages seemed to indicate Chase was OK, he said, declining to provide any more information about them.
    Povero said the messages were the last known contact Chase has made.
    The investigation continues as a missing person case, Povero said, and investigators are still actively searching for Chase and seeking help from the community. He said there is no indication that it is anything other than a “truly upsetting and stressful missing person investigation.”
    “We want to get the message out to the public that we’re still very interested in any information,” he said. “We’re very optimistic that someone out there still has (information)...If he hears this message, (we want him) to hear that so many people are thinking about him.”
    Povero said he hopes Chase will reach out, either to a loved one or to the sheriff’s office, to let people know if he is OK.
    Chase, a graduate of Marcus Whitman High School who spent his life in the Gorham area, has a son, Tristan, and had been a telemarketer at a company in Fairport, said Povero.
    The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office said Adam Chase is 6 feet tall with black hair and brown eyes. He sometimes wears glasses and contacts. He was last seen wearing a red polo shirt, jeans and ankle-high sneakers.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (585) 394-4560.

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