Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chemung, NY: Update: Sheriff: Chemung house fire was scene of murder/suicide

2:10 p.m. update: An investigation into a fire and multiple deaths at 2131 McDowell Road in the Town of Chemung has determined the house was the scene of a murder/suicide.

The initial stage of the investigation has determined that Mary E. Vinson, age 47, was killed by her estranged boyfriend, Dennis J. Perry, age 56, of that address, according to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office.

The exact cause of death for both Vinson and Perry is still under
investigation and is pending results of the autopsies.

A firearm, as well as other evidence, was collected at the scene. The investigation is continuing at this time.

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