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State Police make arrest in Sodus double homicide
- Updated: July 19, 2013
State Police Senior Investigator Chris Baldwin pulled out all the stops. Since the discovery of two women murdered on Sunday (7/14), every State Police Investigator in the area was called into the investigation.
It all began when State Police responded to a home at the corner of Route 14 and Champlin Road in Sodus after 9-1-1 received a call around 4 p.m. on Sunday.
According to sources, a mother, Terri Moulton, age 54 and daughter Stacey Moulton, age 30, had agreed to check on and feed a neighbor’s, (Shawn Yager) cat ,while the Sodus man was vacationing in Aruba.
The two women went to the home at about 1 p.m. and when they failed to return, Terri Moulton’s husband became concerned and went to the home to check on them at about 4 p.m. He reportedly discovered the bodies of the two women, who had been stabbed to death, lying near a dining room table. Small fires had been started in the residence in an attempt to hide the double murders. The fires were quickly extinguished.
Police suspected that the two women had interrupted a home burglary. A canvass of the neighborhood provided a composite sketch of a black man seen on the property. Police also began looking for a dark blue mid-size SUV, possibly a Mercury Mountaineer seen parked in the area.
Following leads, Police took Dante Taylor, age 33, of Rochester into custody on Thursday on a parole violation. According to sources, Taylor was in possession of “contraband”. He was remanded to the Monroe County Jail on No Bail.
State Police immediately lodged two warrants for Murder in the 1st Degree. State Police were assisted by New York State Parole, The Rochester Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Service.
Police indicated Taylor has an extensive police history. He has been in State Prison two different times, the latest for Attempted Robbery in the 1st Degree, where he was sentenced to eight years.
Sources have indicated that forensic evidence has already been sent to police labs for processing and this is a “very complicated case with things still developing”
Wayne County District Attorney Rick Healy said the case will begin to be presented to a Wayne County Grand Jury beginning on Monday (7/22) and Tuesday.