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Deputies search Erie Canal after arrest of Hamlin man for murders of two Brockport grads

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UPDATE: Friday , deputies searched the Erie Canal connected to the investigation.

In a statement, deputies said: “MCSO continues to follow up many leads in this investigation, some of which have been proven to be inaccurate.  However, we will continue our due diligence and thorough investigation until complete.  This process will take us to several different locations over the next few days all of varying degree and with the use of different resources.  We will not be disclosing those specific locations.”


A Hamlin man was arrested Thursday evening for the murders of two Brockport High School graduates. Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies identified the suspect at 19-year-old Mason Earle.

Earle was arraigned Thursday evening and was charged with two counts of second degree murder.

Deputies believe Earle is responsible for shooting Clarkson native Alexander Burrow, 20, and Sweden native Bruce Kane, 18.

Their bodies were found in a burned out car behind a warehouse in Hamlin on King Street earlier this month. 

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Earle pled not guilty on both accounts and confessed he intentionally shot Burrow and Kane to their deaths. 

Sheriff Todd Baxter said marijuana was involved in this case. 

Earle does not have a previous criminal record but if found guilty, he could face 25 years to life in prison. 

While many are relieved Earle has been caught, Baxter said it’s still not enough for the grieving families. 

“Horrific crime, and rocks a small town like Hamlin. Everybody knows everybody, everybody’s acquainted,” Baxter said. “Thank god we have someone in custody right now, we can bring peace to the community, but the families, we’ll never be able to say anything to bring that peace to them.” 

Authorities are unsure if there are other people involved but are continuing their search. They’re confident this is an isolated incident. 

So far deputies have not commented on a motive for these two murders. 

Earle is scheduled to return to court on October 3.

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