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Authorities positively identify bodies found in submerged vehicle in Charlotte

The Monroe County Medical Examiner has positively identified the two people  found in the car recovered from the Genesee River on Thursday.

They are 73 year old Robert Ross and 72 year old Mary Ross. The couple was from Perinton.

Robert Ross was last seen at a medical appointment on January 30th, and the last known contact with Mary Ross was a telephone call on the 31st

Authorities had determined that her cellphone was near a tower in the Charlotte area, and that is what led to the extensive search in that area in recent days.

The car was discovered with the help of sonar late Wednesday and pulled out of the water on Thursday.

There is no new information yet on what caused their car to go into the water.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.