Police identify body found in car pulled from Genesee River near Port of Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police officials have announced the identity of a woman who was found dead in a vehicle that was extracted from the Genesee River last week.

Police say the human remains have been positively identified as 57-year-old Tammy Greer. Police say she was previously residing in Pennsylvania, but is believed to have moved to Rochester in 2018 or 2019.

Police say she has no local family, and added that the vehicle is believed to have entered the river sometime after May 2019.

Officials say the circumstances surrounding how and why the vehicle ended up in the river, as well as the manner and cause of Greer’s death, are still under investigation, but foul play is not suspected at this time.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Police are investigating after a car pulled from the Genesee River near the Port of Rochester Thursday had a body inside.

According to the Rochester Police Department, the car was found by the SCUBA team.

The investigation was passed to the RPD Major Crimes Unit after the body was discovered.

Rochester police said Friday that the SCUBA team was on a training exercise when they located a “badly mangled vehicle” at the bottom of the river with human remains inside.

Officials say the remains were removed and the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s office will work to determine the cause of death and identity.

Authorities say they are investigating how the vehicle ended up in the river and how long it has been there, adding that it’s believed to have been submerged for more than year.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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