No evidence yet of elderly Potsdam couple's bodies; police executing search warrant
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 5:35 pm

STOCKHOLM -- New York State Police say they are executing a search warrant at 733 May Rd. just over the Potsdam town line, where contractors have been digging trying to find the bodies of two people believed to be buried there.

WWNY-tv has reported that a wooden box has been unearthed by investigators at the scene, but any evidence of the bodies of Alvin and Betty Babcock, the couple who had lived at that address, has not been revealed.

The couple lived in the rented trailer home with another man, Robert Bartlett, according to the news report.

Bartlett has allegedly told police that he buried the body of one of the residents, but that he did not kill them.

Troopers say the Troop B Forensic Identification Unit is processing the scene. The investigation is being conducted by the New York State Police in Canton, in conjunction with St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain.

Information was developed during an investigation that led State Police to obtain a search warrant for the property.

A press release from state police said that additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

See WWNY's story here.