UPDATED INFORMATION 11 AM June 14:
On June 13, 2017, The New York State Police responded to the area of Route.80 and Gatehouse Road in the town of Tully to search for the missing individuals when a Trooper discovered damage to the guard rail and a stop sign.
Further investigation led to the discovery of the missing vehicle submerged in the Gatehouse Pond.
State Police SCUBA Divers from Troop’s D and C responded and assisted in the recovery of the vehicle.
The bodies of 34-year-old Jamie A. Bell, 26-year-old Melissa M. Avery and 5-year-old, Maryssa F. Houston were located inside the vehicle.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine the official cause of death.
The investigation is continuing.
UPDATE: Divers have pulled three bodies from a submerged vehicle in a body of water in Tully on Tuesday (June 13), according to State Police.
State Police will not confirm a connection to the missing persons case; the vehicle towed away from the pond that matches the description of the 2011 Ford Explorer they were looking for.
TULLY – The New York State Police in Lafayette are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two women and a child from the town of Tully today (June 13).
New York State Police were called to a residence on Tully Farms Road in the town of Tully after Melissa Avery was reported missing by her mother.
All three individuals were supposed to drive to an unknown address on Song Lake in Preble for a BBQ on June 12.
The three were traveling together in a 2011 Ford Explorer, color gray with NY registration GYX-7740.
Jamie A. Bell, 34, is a white female, 5’ 0” tall, 140 pounds,…
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