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RPD: Search is over at Rowley Street home; no other remains found

Posted at: 01/17/2014 7:00 PM
Updated at: 01/18/2014 8:59 AM



Rochester Police say their search is complete at the Rowley Street home in Rochester.

Interim Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli addressed the media Friday evening.  He said investigators did not find any additional remains at the home at 27 Rowley Street and they say they have taken all the evidence from the home and backyard. Ciminelli says their investigation continues.

The investigation started Wednesday night after police discovered human remains in the backyard of 27 Rowley Street, in the Park Avenue neighborhood. Police say the remains were that of missing man, Matthew Straton. 

The owner of the house, Dr. William Lewek, a psychiatrist, has been arrested in connection with the investigation. He’s facing charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence.