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Sheriff Henderson touts work in Phelps homicide

While the investigation continues and another arrest is possible, Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson said he is proud of his department’s work on the Aug. 13 homicide in Phelps.

“We are very happy with this outcome. I know the community was concerned shortly after the homicide, but we believed from the outset that it was a random act and that turned out to be the case,” Henderson said. “Many hours of investigative time was spent during the month, and I want to recognize the dedication and commitment of those deputies who were involved in the investigation and were able to make an arrest.”

About 10 days after the body of Rochester resident Jean Carlos-Rentas Figeuroa was found along Route 96, police charged another Rochester man — 21-year-old Omar Antonio Martinez-Salome — with second-degree murder. A second suspect, who has not been named, could be charged after the case goes to an Ontario County grand jury.

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