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Greece Police Find Body in Home

Greece Police find the body of a man in an unlocked enclosed porch in a Greece home.
After a nearly 18 hour search for a missing elderly man. Greece Police found a body Wednesday night believed to be that of 89 year old William Brodner.

Police received a phone call around 5:30 Christmas night from a private citizen who discovered a body in an unlocked enclosed porch in a home on Latta road.

"We had all hoped for a better outcome," said Captain Brian Uhrmacher, Greece Police Department.

While police have not identified the body as that of William Brodner, they believe it is him.  Brodner has early dementia and was last seen around 6:30 Tuesday morning at the Fleming Point retirement home about a quarter mile away.

"We greatly appreciate all of the efforts, especially the search and rescue folks who volunteer their time to do this," said Uhrmacher.

Over 2 days, for about 18 hours,  dozens of police, firefighters and volunteers from this community and neighboring counties gave their time to search in bitter cold temperatures for Brodner.

"The last two days have been rather inclement, I would say.  And there were elements of the weather that we had to deal with," said Uhrmacher.

They didn't give up, despite the holiday.  Multiple agencies working together to find a fragile man.

"We did a search with canine dogs.  Search and rescue provided great assistance to this effort.  The New York State Police assisted us.  We had air assistance today.  The New York State Police helicopter was checking the area," added Uhrmacher.

The Monroe County Medical Examiner's office removed the body from the home.  It could be several days before it identifies the body and cause of death. 

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