Police remain mum on investigation into two people found dead in Massena
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 2:32 pm


MASSENA -- Eight months afterward, village police are releasing few details on two people who in May were found dead in a Victory Road apartment.

On May 26, police responded to 55 Victory Road Apt. 13 and found Sara Cutler, 28, of Norwood and Brian Fontaine, 47, of Massena dead inside.

The Drug Enforcement Administration has stepped in and is investigating jointly with Massena Police, Chief Adam Love said.

He would not comment on what the Cutler and Fontaine’s autopsies and toxicology tests showed.

“If anything, they (DEA) may have it, but there’s nothing I’m going to release. Since it’s a joint investigation, I’m not going to release anything without conferring with them,” Love said.

DEA officials at their Plattsburgh office did not return a request for comment.

Love said although the deaths do not appear suspicious, they still have to carry out an investigation and make an official determination.

“Every death needs to be investigated to find the circumstances of each case. When we go to any death scene, we do a full investigation to find out what occurred,” the chief said.

The bodies were found after a 911 caller, who has not been publically identified, alerted police to the scene.

“We’re trying to figure out what happened that night and into that day, prior to being contacted,” according to Love. “We want the family to understand we’re still investigating it … I’m not releasing any information for the integrity of the case.”