Investigators identify burned-out car in Hamlin, still no ID for victims

Investigators with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office have identified the burned-out car found behind a business in Hamlin Monday morning. (WHAM photo)

Hamlin, N.Y. (WHAM) - Investigators with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office have identified the burned-out car found behind a business in Hamlin Monday morning.

Deputies said the car was a red four-door Ford Focus. The owner of the car has been contacted and is cooperating with the investigation. This means neither of the two victims whose bodies were found inside the car owned the vehicle.

The bodies of two people were found Monday morning after a business owner called 911 for the report of a burned car outside his building in the parking lot on King Street.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating this as a homicide, but have not yet determined if the deaths have been confirmed to be homicides. The identities of the two victims have not yet been determined due to the severity of the burns.

On Tuesday, investigators said they need the public’s help to provide information about the deaths and the car fire. Anyone who may have seen or heard anything between Sunday at 11 p.m. and Monday at 11 a.m. near King Street in Hamlin should call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (585) 753-4175.

Investigators also want the public to know that they believe there is no current threat to the community.

A news conference is tentatively being scheduled for Wednesday; a time will be announced later.

13WHAM News will continue to update this story a more information becomes available.

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