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Elderly man found dead in car in Phelps

Posted at: 02/15/2013 2:54 PM

Ontario County Sheriff's Deputies have discovered an elderly man dead in his car in Phelps.

Sheriff's Deputies were called to County Road #6 and Route 96 in Phelps Friday morning for the report of a car over an embankment. Sheriff's Deputies determined the car failed to stop at a stop sign on County Road #6, crossed Route 96 and went over the embankment on Route 96, coming to rest approximately 40 yards down in the creek on its side.

Sheriff's Deputies found 77-year-old Owen F. Conner, of Sodus, dead inside.

An investigation revealed that Conner was reported missing by the Barnwell County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina on January 31 and was last known to be enroute to Sodus.