Teen from Barre found dead in canal in Gaines

Staff Reports Posted 14 June 2016 at 12:00 am

GAINES – The body of a 17-year-old-boy, Raymond L. Kingdollar of Barre, was discovered in the Erie Canal on Monday.

Orleans County deputies responded to the canal, approximately ¼ mile west of Gaines Basin Road, after receiving a call from a civilian reporting a body in the water, Undersheriff Chris Bourke said in a news release. Deputies recovered the body with assistance from the Sheriff’s Marine Unit and Albion Fire Department.

Kingdollar was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester.

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into this incident and anyone with information regarding this matter should contact the Sheriff’s Office at (585) 589-5527.

The incident is being investigated by Sgt. Gunkler, Deputy A. Breuilly, Deputy D.Pahuta, Deputy DeFilipps, Deputy Strimple, Deputy T. Marano, Chief Deputy Michael Mele, Inv. S. Brett, Inv. Strickland, The District Attorney’s Office, and the Major Felony Crime Task Force.