A man, a woman and three small dogs were found dead in a home at 6695 Vincent Hill Road late Wednesday morning.

A man, a woman and three small dogs were found dead in a home at 6695 Vincent Hill Road late Wednesday morning.


One of the two people who were found dead in the bedroom of the home worked at the Possibilities Center at the Canandaigua City School District.


District spokesman Andy Thomas confirmed the woman was a full-time employee. Her name and the name of the man who was found were not being released by sheriff’s deputies pending notifications of their family members.


Also found dead at the home were three small pet dogs. A fourth dog was found alive in the home and was taken from the scene in a small pet carrier.


David Tillman, undersheriff at the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, would not speculate about the cause of their deaths, nor would he say whether they reside at the small gray home.


He said deputies were called to the scene at 11:20 a.m. when a family member of one of the two individuals called 911 after finding the bodies. The family member, believed to be a sister of the woman, went to the home after she was contacted by school employees worried that the woman hadn’t arrived for work.


Tillman said the man appeared to be in his mid-40s, while the woman appeared to be in her 30s. Their bodies were found on a bed in a bedroom of the home.


The home is on a winding dirt road, surrounded by pine trees, and its backyard contains a large metal fenced-in area for dogs.


An Ontario County coroner was at the scene at about 1:50 p.m., and deputies were removing brown paper bags full of items from the home. They also took photographs inside two large, silver sports utility vehicles parked in the driveway.


Members of the Ontario County Advanced Life Support unit were also at the scene but left at about 1:20 p.m. The sheriff's office had several patrol cars at the scene as well as their Emergency Services Unit camper.


Brandon Bomeline, a neighbor, and his wife said they heard two shots at about 8:30 a.m. “But it’s Bristol — you hear (shots) 24 hours here,” he said.


Back at the city school district, officials activated a crisis team to offer support to the woman’s co-workers and students. The Possibilities Center has about 10 to 15 enrolled high school students who have behavioral or emotional challenges.


“Her job was to develop really strong relationships with these kids,” said Thomas of the woman, who had been working at the center full-time for early 2006. “We’re going to be as caring and as careful as we can.”


-- Daily Messenger