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Press conference this afternoon to deal with human remains found on shoreline of Lake Erie State Park...

A press conference is being held this afternoon in Dunkirk on the death of a person whose remains were found along the Lake Erie shoreline near Lake Erie State Park.  Investigator Robert Murray today confirms a passerby found the remains... which have not been identified... about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the town of Portland location.  State Police initially reported they had received a 9-1-1 call about the grizzly discovery.  Murray says the remains were taken to the Erie County Medical Center for identification.

Gerace confirms both suspects in Westfield homicide gave written confessions; authorities making sure evidence and statements lining up...

The two suspects accused of killing a New York City concert violinist gave written confessions to police shortly after their arrests last week in Erie, Pennsylvania.  That from Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace... who confirms that 43 year-old Jonathon Conklin... and, 30 year-old Charles Sanford were arrested seperately -- in different locations.  Gerace says both began talking to police a week ago last night when they were taken into custody.  He says they are still making sure the statements line up with the evidence, and information collected.  Gerace says the two defendants alleged "preyed" upon the 61 year-old Whitaker's willingness to help them out... and, that's when she was shot, and stabbed.  Gerace says they have completed their investigation of Whitaker's Titus Road home in the town of Westfield.  He says they also checked a pond behind Whitaker's property... but, that turned up nothing.  Court records show Sanford had gone to Whitaker's front door... on the ruse that the two men's vehicle had broken down... and, asked if they could use her phone.

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