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Sodus woman’s disappearance in 1991 ruled a homicide as authorities reopen investigation

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Police have reopened the investigation into Judith Geurin, a woman who disappeared 33 years ago in Wayne County, as a homicide case. Geurin, last seen in February 1991, was officially reported missing after her belongings were discovered untouched in her Sodus apartment. In October 2020, hunters found human remains near Chimney Bluffs on Garner Road, which were recently confirmed through forensic evidence to be Geurin’s.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, alongside New York State Police and the Wayne County District Attorney, announced at a Friday news conference that advancements in forensic technology over the past four years have shifted the case from a missing person to a homicide investigation. Acting District Attorney Christine Callanan disclosed that new forensic evidence led to this reclassification.

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Investigators believe Geurin vanished from a park in Sodus Point in 1991, with suspicions that she may have been exploited by a violent individual linked to her past. Although specific details of how Geurin died were not provided, authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward to assist the ongoing investigation. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has encouraged public tips to help unravel the circumstances surrounding Geurin’s disappearance and death.