Double homicide victims in Hamlin identified; police seek pickup truck


    The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Bruce Kane (L) and Alexander Burrow (R) were found dead inside a burned-out Ford Focus behind a business in Hamlin on Monday morning. (Photos: Provided)

    Hamlin, N.Y. (WHAM) - The two victims found in a burned-out car behind a building in Hamlin have been identified by the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office.

    The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Bruce Kane, 18, and Alexander Burrow, 20 , were found dead inside a burned-out Ford Focus behind a business in Hamlin on Monday morning. Both men had apparent gunshot wounds, according to the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office.

    The exact cause of death for both Kane and Burrow is not being released at this time.

    The bodies 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.

    Investigators are looking to speak with the driver of a dark-colored pickup truck that made a U-turn on Lake Road in Hamlin near Crosby's Convenience Store between Sept. 9 at 11 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 1:30 a.m.

    Investigators are looking to speak with the driver of a dark-colored pickup truck that made a U-turn on Lake Road in Hamlin near Crosby's Convenience Store. (Photo: MCSO)

    Deputies said the driver is not believed to be involved in the homicides, but may have seen or heard something that could be relevant or critical to the investigation.

    "Our belief is that they may have been making an attempt to shop at Crosby's Convenience Store when they approached and realized it was closed for the night, and turned around and left," said Chief Deputy Michael Fowler. "Because of the proximity of the store to the crime, we do want to speak to that operator of that vehicle and see if perhaps they saw something out of the ordinary, that could help us with this investigation."

    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 1:30 a.m. near King Street in Hamlin should call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (585) 753-4175.

    Both Kane and Burrow are graduates of Brockport High School. Kane graduated this past June, while Burrow graduated in 2016.

    "We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and all those affected by this tragedy. Counselors will be available throughout the week to provide assistance to students and staff in need of support," Brockport School District Communications Specialist Kerry Sharp said in a statement.

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

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