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Man found dead in Rochester recently served time for attempted murder

Man found dead in Rochester recently served time for attempted murder

Update #3: Police have preliminarily identified the man found dead Wednesday afternoon near Cooke Park in Rochester as 38-year-old Robert Dumond.

The body was found around 1:15 p.m. at the site of a vacant concrete plant in the 800 block of Civic Center Drive (just east of Billotti's Pizzeria). According to police, a construction worker made the discovery.

Dumond was initially reported as a missing person to the Rochester Police Department on June 23. He was last in contact with friends and relatives on the late afternoon/evening of June 20.

 
 

Based on the condition of the corpse, investigators believe Dumond's body had been there for at least a few days. According to authorities, the circumstances surrounding Dumond’s death are "suspicious in nature."

Court records show Dumond was sentenced in 2011 to six years in prison, with credit for 512 days served, for first-degree attempted murder.

According to authorities, he wrapped a pillow in plastic wrap and tried to suffocate his wife.  It's unclear how long he had been out of prison.

Police are seeking information from individuals who may have had contact with him on or around June 20. He was known to frequent shopping areas along N Broadway Avenue including Silver Lake Foods and Northbrook Plaza.

Police say he did not have a vehicle and often traveled by foot or bus.

Anyone with information should contact the Rochester Police Department at (507) 328-6800 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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