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Medical Examiner visits local crime scenes in death of Rome woman

The answers police, prosecutors and family had hoped would come today, in the form of preliminary autopsy results for Kerrilee D'Avolio, of Rome, did not.

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 5:43 PM

The answers police, prosecutors and family had hoped would come today, in the form of preliminary autopsy results for Kerrilee D'Avolio, of Rome, did not.

Police found D'Avolio's body in the Ava landfill July 30th. The Onondaga County Medical Examiner's search for answers brought them to Oneida County, where they traced D'Avolio's tragic, final journey.

"The Onondaga County Medical Examiner came and they have viewed the complete route that we believe was taken from the house," said Lt. James Boyer, of Rome Police. "They've gone to look at where the dumpster was, the type of dumpster, to the transfer station, vehicles involved and ultimately out to the landfill."

While medical examiners search for answers as to how D'Avolio died, Rome Police continue their search for answers as to why.

"We're still getting information, we're still interviewing associates, family members and former co workers, friends and acquaintances of both Kerrilee and Jason," says Lt. Boyer.

Rome Police found D'Avolio's body in the Ava Landfill July 30th. Her husband, Jason D'Avolio, is currenlty charged with concealment of a human corpse. Autopsy results could bring additional charges. Police say the couple was divorcing. D'Avolio told police his wife killed herself and that he disposed of her body and the weapon used. Oneida County Sheriff's Department divers recovered a long gun in the Barge Canal beneath the Mill Street bridge, in Rome. They say the gun was in the spot Rome Police asked them to search. Police don't know when they can expect those anxiously-awaited autopsy results.

"I'm still waiting for a phone call from the medical examiner's office to our lead investigator to update us on their status but it wouldn't surprise me if this goes into another week," says Lt. Boyer.

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