Police Officer Among 2 Dead In Rochester, NY Homicide Investigation


ROCHESTER, N.Y. — New York State Police say a woman was killed before a Rochester Police Officer was found dead in a car at a park.

The following is a summary of events provided by the NY State Police: On March 14, 2022, at approximately 7:53 a.m., the New York State Police were contacted by the City of Rochester Mayor’s Office and the City of Rochester Police Department Chief of Police to investigate a possible homicide in the city of Rochester. Further investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and NYSP Forensic Identification Unit identified the victim as Janet S. Jordan, 35 of Rochester, NY, who was found deceased inside a residence on Wetmore Park. Through the investigative process, Melvin A. Williams, 43 of Henrietta, NY was determined to be a person of interest. Williams was later located deceased in a vehicle at Veterans Memorial Park in Henrietta, NY. Williams was an employee of Rochester Police Department.

The City of Rochester and Rochester Police Department have expressed their appreciation for the assistance of State law enforcement partners.

The State Police Forensic Identification Unit, Rochester Mayor’s Office, Rochester Police Department, Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the NY Attorney General’s Office are assisting in this investigation.

This is an active criminal investigation.

Further updates will be provided as the investigation continues.

This is an isolated incident. There is no danger to the public at this time.

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