The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation into what was initially reported as a vehicle/pedestrian accident in the Town of Elmira. At approximately 8:07 p.m on Wednesday. Deputies were dispatched to Draht Hill Road, near the intersection of Jerusalem Hill Road. Upon arrival on the scene, Deputies established that no motor vehicle accident had occurred and the victim, that was lying in the roadway, was deceased from apparent gunshot wound(s). The investigation is now being treated as a homicide. The victim has been identified as Robyn R. Roper, age 33, of the Bronx.

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing a photo of Ms. Roper and is asking that if anyone in the area that may have come into contact or seen this individual in the past 48-hours to please contact the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 607-737-2933.
The Sheriff’s Office is also requesting that anyone that was in the area of the East Hill Volunteer Fire Department near Jerusalem Hill Rd. and Draht Hill Rd., between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. yesterday to please contact the investigators at the above number.