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Saturday, March 12, 2022

2 charged in double homicide at Alexander farm after fire put out

From the News Desk of DN: The Daily News
Two men have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the homicide deaths of two men at an Alexander farm.

The investigation began about 10 p.m. Friday when the Genesee County Emergency Communication Center received a phone call about a disturbance at 10216 Alexander Rd. 

When deputies arrived, they discovered two deceased Hispanic males inside a dwelling on the property. Smoke was coming from dwelling and after the fire was extinguished, it was determined that the two males had been the victim of a homicide, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office.

Two suspects were identified, Raul Cruz, 18, of Warsaw and Prince N.K. Wilson, 23, of Albion. Prince was located in Batavia and taken into custody a short time following the incident, the Sheriff's Office said. Cruz was located in Warsaw on Saturday afternoon and taken into custody, the Sheriff's Office said.

Cruz and Prince were charged with second-degree murder, a class A-1 felony. They were each arraigned in Town of Batavia Court and remanded to Genesee County Jail with no bail.

The victims have not been identified pending notification of their families.

The Sheriff's Office, in a news release, said the investigation "indicates that this was an isolated incident and that there is no threat to public safety."

The investigation is continuing. The Sheriff's Office said no additional details will be released at this time.

The investigation is being conducted by the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, State Police, Wyoming County Sheriff's Office, Warsaw Police, Orleans County Sheriff's Office, Albion Police, state Department of Environmental Conservation, Genesee County Emergency Management Office, and the Alexander Fire Department.

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