Rochester, NY. (THECOUNT) — The body discovered in a New York garage over the weekend has been identified as a missing Rochester man, Samuel Ortiz.

Samuel Ortiz, 39, was reported missing on July 6 around 11 p.m. at Cam’s Pizza on East Avenue.


Police say they received a report of a dead body in a garage on Lakeview Park.

Police discovered Ortiz’ body around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and announced Tuesday morning that he had been identified as Ortiz, reports RochesterFirst.

A few days later after he was reported missing, Ortiz’s SUV was found engulfed in flames in Florida.

A cause or manner of death was not provided.


Geo quick facts: Rochester is a city on Lake Ontario, in New York State. Old industrial buildings cluster near the Genesee River’s High Falls. A vast collection of toys and dolls forms the core of the Strong National Museum of Play. The George Eastman Museum, on the early-1900s estate of the Kodak founder, has photography exhibits, film archives and gardens. Rochester Museum & Science Center has hands-on displays and a planetarium – wikipedia.