posted on May 31, 2011 15:16
The Livingston County town of Mount Morris was rocked this weekend by an apparent murder-suicide.
The grisly discovery was made by the mother of the alleged murder victim, Mary Layland. According to investigators, it appears that Mary Layland was shot by her husband Jim late Sunday night. Then Jim allegedly turned the gun on himself.
Mary’s mother visited the home after repeated unsuccessful attempts to contact her daughter.
State troopers had been called to the house in the past for domestic disturbances.
A nighttime search was called off in LeRoy, after authorities first spotted a young man floating in the Oatka Creek. But luckily today, that young man is reported safe and sound.
The search initiated last night when a LeRoy police officer saw the victim bobbing in the rain-swollen Oatka. Clothing was found a short-time later on a small island in the creek. But the man was nowhere to be found.
Authorities called off the search when they deemed the rushing waters too dangerous. But early this morning, LeRoy Police received a phone call from the young man’s family. He is doing just fine.
WBTA is withholding the man’s name.
Oakfield’s Town Supervisor has died.
Kenneth Dodd passed away on Friday in the Buffalo General Hospital. He was 70 years-old.
In addition to his supervisor’s role, Dodd was also pastor at Indian Falls United Methodist Church, and a Trustee at Genesee Community College.
A Batavia woman is due back in court today after an incident in Bergen over the holiday weekend.
Sheriff’s Deputies say 52-year-old Deborah Thatcher of North Lyons Street was arrested yesterday afternoon. Thatcher allegedly found her estranged husband’s pick-up truck outside a house in Bergen. She’s accused of smashing the windows, headlights and taillights out of it.
Thatcher is now charged with Criminal Mischief.