Deceased male found in pickup truck bed at Tops in Wrights Corners

Posted 16 August 2019 at 6:13 pm

Press Release, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office

WRIGHTS CORNERS – The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a deceased male today in the bed of a pickup truck at the Tops store in Newfane, 3949 Lockport-Olcott Rd.

Initial investigation revealed that a female driver left Wayne County this morning on the way to Niagara County. The female reported that she traveled through Wayne County, Monroe County, and Orleans County before stopping at Tops in Wrights Corners.

The female reported that upon finishing her shopping, she opened the tailgate of her truck to place groceries and noticed the deceased male inside the bed. The female was not able to identify the male, nor has the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office been able to positively identify him.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau and Crime Scene Identification Unit responded and

are investigating with the assistance of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The deceased male was taken to Erie County Medical Center for an autopsy by a county coroner.

The investigation is continuing and no further details are being released at this time.

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