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Authorities Arrest Three People In Connection With Disappearance Of A Penfield Man

Monroe County Sheriffs Department

(AP & WXXI News)  Authorities have now confirmed that the body found in the Finger Lakes is that of a missing Rochester-area man whose estranged wife and two sons are charged with destroying evidence of a crime at his townhouse.

Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn says nobody has been charged with killing 50-year-old Craig Rideout of Penfield. But his estranged wife, 45 year old Laura Rideout, was charged with burglary and evidence tampering. The couple's sons, 19-year-old Alexander and 22-year-old Colin Rideout, were charged with evidence tampering.

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike says the body found Wednesday near Penn Yan had been strangled and disfigured by acid. According to the Yates County Sheriff, the Monroe County medical examiner used dental records to confirm Rideout's identity on Friday.

On Thursday, Monroe County Deputies were investigating in the area of ‘Devil’s Bathtub’ in Mendon Ponds Park.

Laura Rideout's lawyer Michael DiPrima declined comment Friday after he bailed her out of Monroe County Jail.

The couple's sons, 19-year-old Alexander and 22-year-old Colin Rideout, were being held in jail after being charged with evidence tampering. Information on their lawyers was not immediately available.