OSWEGO, NY – Authorities today (Nov. 5) announced that the arrest of Steven D. Szatanek, charged with murder in the second.
17-year-old Anna-Rose M. Shove’s death was determined to have been due to drowning, the Onondaga County Medical Examiner said in August.
The manner of death was pending further investigation, according to New York State Police investigators.
Shove, from 5802 Lanson Road, Ontario, NY, had been camping at Brennan’s Beach with her family.
New York State Police have continued their investigation into the drowning death of the teenager, which occurred on August 9 between noon and 4 p.m.
On Aug. 10, at approximately 4:07 p.m., two campers at Brennan’s Beach campground in the town of Richland, observed a female floating in Lake Ontario.
They pulled her from the water and contacted 911, according to State Police. Her body was recovered on a state owned beach approximately 100 yards northeast of the campground.
EMS pronounced her dead at 4:25 p.m.
Earlier this summer, the investigation revealed that Shove left the campsite around noon, alone, to go to the beach and was not seen again until the discovery of her body.
Investigators were looking to interview anyone who may have seen the victim prior to her death.
Troopers were particularly interested in identifying a medium to heavy set white man in his 20s or 30s, 5’7”– 5’8” tall, balding or shortcut hair with a tattooed chest and arms. This individual was seen speaking with several women along the beach. The man they wanted to talk to in connection with the incident was reportedly later cleared.
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