Sheriff’s Office IDs Murder Victim

Written by on April 18, 2018

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has identified 58 year old Sherri C. Butler as the victim of a homicide at the Sunset Motel in Batavia.

In a news conference this morning Undersheriff Gregory Walker confirmed that Butler was found deceased in the motel room just before noon on Monday by owners of the Sunset Motel.

An autopsy revealed Butler had died from a puncture wound to the neck from an unknown murder weapon.

Walker said she was last seen either late Friday or early Saturday and her absence prompted the owners to check her welfare.

Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster made an appeal to others in the community who may have information that can help their investigation…

According to Undersheriff Walker, Butler had a history with law enforcement and they believe she was a resident of the motel for several years as they recorded their first had contact with her at the address in January of 2014.

Officers said there was evidence that suggested some movement occurred before her death, but they declined to comment on if there was any evidence of robbery or sexual assault.

Along with searching for a murder suspect, Investigators are still trying to locate Butler’s next of kin if there is one.

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