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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 26, 2016
Contact: Matthew Myerson

ATF Offering Reward in Rochester Homicide

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicide of Robert Mitchell Jr. (pictured below) on July 6, 2016.

ATF Offering Reward in Rochester Homicide

On the morning of July 6, 2016, Mitchell’s body was found in a remote section of LaGrange Park, 455 LaGrange Boulevard, Rochester, N.Y. His body had been set on fire.

Mitchell, 37, who was 6’ 9” tall, was known to frequent the Monroe Avenue area in Rochester, N.Y. He was last seen alive at approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 5, 2016, walking eastbound past O’Callaghan’s Irish Pub on Monroe Avenue. He was wearing jeans, a brown hoodie, and a Pittsburgh Steelers backpack.

ATF, along with our law enforcement partners, is committed to ensuring that our communities are safe and that those who violate federal laws are held accountable. Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-FIRE (888-283-3473). All calls will be kept confidential.

ATF is the Federal agency primarily responsible for administering and enforcing the criminal and regulatory provisions of the Federal laws pertaining to destructive devices, explosives, and arson. More information about ATF and its programs is available at


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