Two high school swimming stars found dead in a car burned Monday in upstate New York were shot in what appeared to be a targeted attack, police said Thursday.
The bodies of Alexander Allen Cease Burrow, 20, and Bruce Kane, 18, were discovered inside the red Ford Focus sedan, behind a warehouse in Hamlin. However, the coroner has not yet revealed the cause of his death.
Police want to talk to the driver of a dark pick-up truck that made a U-turn in a convenience store at the time the crime was believed to have occurred, The Democrat and Chronicle reported.
The bodies of Alexander Allen Cease Burrow, 20, (left) and Bruce Kane, 18, (right) were discovered inside the Ford Focus red sedan gutted behind a warehouse in Hamlin
"Because of the store's proximity to crime, we want to talk to that operator about that vehicle and see if maybe they saw something out of the ordinary that could help us with this investigation," said Deputy Chief Michael Fowler of the Sheriff's Office. of Monroe County.
The police do not believe that the driver was involved in the murders, which they believe were "an isolated incident."
Apparently, Kane, from Sweden, drove the Ford Focus, while Burrow, from Clarkson, was a passenger. The car was registered for Kane's father and caught fire sometime between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning, police said.
Both men swan in the Brockport High School swim team and set the 200-yard freestyle relay record in a 2016 meeting.
Apparently Kane, (from Sweden, drove the Ford Focus while Burrow, from Clarkson, was a passenger
Burrow (pictured) graduated in 2016 and was entering his second year at the University of Buffalo
Burrow graduated in 2016 and was entering his second year at the University of Buffalo.
His brother, Shane Cease, called it the "light of the world of all." "This boy was willing to give you the shirt on his back," he added.
Courtney DiGennaro, a friend, sent her a message after learning about the car's fire to check if it was okay, but the message was never returned.
The Brockport central school district tweeted his condolences on Wednesday.
"We are saddened to learn of the loss of two former students, Bruce Kane graduated from BHS last June and Alex Burrow in 2016. We offer our deepest condolences to families, friends and all those affected by this tragedy. all week.
Kane graduated from high school in 2018. A vigil for both men will be held on Sunday.
Anyone with information can call the information line at (585) 753-4175.
The police want to talk to the driver of a dark-colored truck that made a U-turn at a convenience store during the time it is believed that the crime occurred