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Police remain at Rowley St. crime scene Thursday evening
Rochester, N.Y. -- Rochester Police were still combing through the backyard of 27 Rowley Street near Park Avenue Thursday evening, after remains were found sometime late Wednesday night.
The family of missing man, Matthew Straton, said they received a call from police around midnight, that a body found was likely Matthews.
Rochester police have still not released an official identification, and say they are still investigating how the victim died.
13WHAM News This Morning and Good Day Rochester Executive Producer Mike Digiorgio has had a unique insight into the investigation.
He began his day around 3:30 a.m.
"Typically the routine is, I check the iPhone and the first thing I see is police investigation Rowley & Brighton," Digiorgio said.
Realizing the story of the day was out his back window, Digiorgio decided to work from home.
"I drove a couple blocks and then thought maybe I shouldn't give up this spot should it become something more, Digiorgio said. I looked and saw I had a pretty good vantage point from my bedroom and then it hit me there's an attic directly above. I was able to see into the backyard where they all are."
He gathered video and photos and watched as investigators literally left no stone unturned.
"Literally I'm seeing them overturn stones. I also saw them take take a tarp, drag something to another corner while I couldn't see, shovels came out and they started digging through whatever that was, Digiorgio said. Some gravel, some ground, some pieces of grass that they upturned. Literally digging through things."