Woman found dead in Irondequoit was ‘dismembered,’ person of interest has left the area, police say

Crime

IRONDEEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — Irondequoit police held a press conference Friday to update the public after a woman was found dead outside of a home on Culver Road Tuesday night.

Police say they responded to the 4300 block of Culver Road around 5 p.m. Tuesday for a welfare check, requested by a family friend who had not heard from the victim in a few days.

Once on scene, officers found 37-year-old Lisa Shuler dead outside the residence.

“The medical examiner’s office has not yet been able to provide us with an initial cause of death at this time, but the body was found in a dismembered state,” said Irondequoit Police Chief Alan Laird. Out of respect for the family and the ongoing investigation, no further details on the extent of the dismemberment will be released at this time.”

Police say Shuler lived with her boyfriend at the home where her body was found. They identified that man, Seth Larson as a person of interest Wednesday evening. They say he is 40-years-old, 5’9″ with tattoos on both forearms and either short, brown hair or a shaved head.

Seth Larson (Irondequoit Police Department photo)

“The picture that was provided with the media does show him with a goatee, but I do remind the public that can be changed, so be aware of that,” Laird said.

Police say Larson drives a blue Nissan Juke with the New York license plate FTP6756. “The front plate is completely peeled off and the rear plate is partially peeled off,” Laird said.

The police chief said Larson has since left the area.

Larson was last seen operating a 2011 Nissan Juke, color blue with NY plate FTP6756. This is not the actual car, but a stock photo of the vehicle provided by the Irondequoit Police Department.

“We do know that on Tuesday he was in Maryland,” Laird said. “He is not in the area. We are pleading with the community as well as the media to get this story out across eastern seaboard as well as across the country at this time because he does need to be brought to justice. The victim deserves this, the victim’s family deserve this.”

Police say the victim and Larson have known each other for about 10 years.

“Further information developed by the team of Irondequoit Police Department and New York State Police let us believe there’s no cause of public safety concern at this time because of the relationship between the victim and Larson,” Laird said.

The police chief said Larson was arrested in the past.

“Larson does have an arrest for DWI several years ago and I’m not sure if that’s that booking photo, but he does have that criminal arrest,” Laird said.

The police are asking for anyone with information about this case, or Larson’s whereabouts, to contact them.

“If they wish to remain anonymous they can call Crime Stoppers,” Laird said. “Call IPD at 585-336-6000, extension 2200, call 911 or anonymous at Crime Stoppers at 585-423-9300 or roccrimestoppers.com.”

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