Body found in Phelps, authorities investigating as a homicide

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PHELPS, N.Y. (WROC) — Officials from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office say they are investigating a body found in the town of Phelps as a homicide.

The body was located on Rt. 96, near Hayes Road around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials say the unidentified male, believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, died from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

A motorist who was traveling on the road called 911 and responding deputies located the victim.

Ontario County Coroner Jeff Long responded to the scene and ordered the body to be transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office at 585-396-4638.

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