The body of an unidentified man found inside a Brewerton apartment was burned, according to court documents.
The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is working with the medical examiner’s office to try to identify the victim – who they only refer to as “John Doe” in court documents.
Two people are being charged with concealing the man’s body as part of an investigation that spans two counties.
Neighbors say Onondaga County Sheriff’s deputies were parked at Bay Shore North Apartment Complex in Brewerton for hours Saturday.
Deputies say they discovered evidence of a crime inside an apartment late Friday morning.
The investigation led to other suspected crime scenes in both Onondaga and Oswego Counties.
28-year-old Corey Slattery has been charged with second degree murder and concealment of a human corpse. He is being held without bail.
Court documents obtained by our sister station NewsChannel 9 indicate that a witness heard Slattery kill the victim.
The same witness said Slattery and a second suspect – 48-year-old Connie Ingoldby of Phoenix – were in the apartment with the body on the day of the crime.
Detectives charged Ingoldby with hindering prosecution and concealment of a human corpse. Her bail is set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.
Court documents indicate that Ingoldby admitted to her role in the incident.
The sheriff’s office is working closely with the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office to identify the remains and the cause of death.
The investigation is described as ongoing and active.