A major investigation is underway in Hamlin, where two bodies were found in a burned-out car behind a storage barn off King Street at Lake Road.
Monroe County deputies and Hamlin firefighters were called for a reported car fire on Monday morning. Chief Deputy Michael Fowler says they arrived to find the bodies inside the badly burned car. The fire was already out and had been out for some time, so the car may have been burned over the weekend.
Fowler says the fire was extensive so it will be a difficult investigation. He said it will take a considerable amount of time to identify the dead.
For the time being, they’re investigating the case as a homicide although there was no direct evidence of that.