ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Seth Larson, a suspect in a Rochester-area murder investigation, was present in West Virginia and charged with homicide in connection to the loss of life of 37-year-old Lisa Shuler, officers introduced earlier this month.
Larson was wanted by Irondequoit police after Shuler was discovered lifeless and in a “dismembered state” exterior a Culver Street dwelling in Might. Based on the Lewis County Sheriff’s Division in West Virginia, Larson referred to as authorities round 3 p.m. Wednesday and self-reported that he was an individual of curiosity in a murder investigation.
“We’re charging Seth Larson with intentional homicide within the second diploma, tampering with bodily proof, and concealment of a human corpse,” stated Irondequoit Police Chief Alan Laird. “I would like the general public to know that with this announcement we don’t consider there’s any trigger for any additional public concern.”
“Seth Larson has been situated in Lewis County, West Virginia,” Chief Laird stated. “We had been notified that Larson referred to as 911 asking to be taken to the hospital yesterday. We consider that Larson knew it was solely a matter of time earlier than he was situated.”
Chief Laird stated the car Larson was driving, a 2011 Nissan Juke, was additionally recovered and there are preparations being made with legislation enforcement companies in West Virginia to have Larson and the car returned to Monroe County.
Larson was launched from Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in West Virginia and brought into custody by U.S. Marshals and Lewis County Sheriff’s Division to await extradition to New York.
Earlier than being introduced into custody, Larson had been lacking for greater than per week, along with his final recognized whereabouts being in Maryland. Lewis County Sheriff’s Division officers say Larson was staying at a lodge in West Virginia just lately. The lodge room and car had been looked for additional proof.
“With this information we aren’t asserting that the investigation is closed, however we’ve been in a position to shut some crucial gaps on this investigation,” Chief Laird stated. “Larson was stopped in Cumberland, Maryland for a car site visitors violation about 4 hours earlier than we had been notified on Might 25. The Cumberland officer that stopped Larson made this cease with out realizing who he was stopping.”
Irondequoit police confirmed beforehand that human stays, found at Durand Lake by a civilian, had been recognized as Shuler, the sufferer in a suspicious loss of life investigation final week in Irondequoit. She had not been seen by household in a number of days, and police had been referred to as for a welfare verify.
Police stated individual of curiosity Larson was in a 10-year relationship with Shuler and that they lived on the Culver Street dwelling collectively. “We don’t know the trigger. It’s a murder, although,” Chief Laird stated. “We’ve got not decided a motive but. We are able to affirm that there was no third individual that lived within the dwelling.”
Jerel Goff has recognized Lisa Shuler since their days in junior excessive. They each graduated from Spencerport Excessive College in 2002. “She was only a nice individual,” Goff stated. “At all times having a smile on her face, at all times an excellent individual. And I began studying the main points of the case, and I haven’t been in a position to sleep—haven’t been in a position to sleep since. It’s actually robust.”
Goff intends to discover a method to honor Shuler and help her household.
“I do know that for a truth, at any time when I used to be going by way of one thing she was at all times there to pay attention,” stated Goff. “She at all times had an open thoughts and a really massive coronary heart. For somebody to be such an excellent individual, somebody to smile on a regular basis. Nobody deserves that, she doesn’t deserve that. Her household wants justice. She wants justice.”
Shuler was a scholar on the Isabella Graham Hart College or Nursing, the place there was a “bubble launch” at 4 p.m. Thursday to honor her reminiscence.