Assault Victim Dies, Investigation Continues

UPDATE 8:40 PM: 

Victim Identified

The Oswego County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim of an assault that occurred Monday at 347 Breckheimer Road, town of West Monroe.

The deceased victim has been identified as Robert Diffin, 42, of 347 Breckheimer Road.

Diffin was found in his home with severe trauma.

He was transported to University Hospital in Syracuse, where he was pronounced dead.

A second victim remains in critical condition at University Hospital.

No arrests have been made, but investigators continue to process the scene and interview witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sheriff’s Investigators at 315-349-3411.


WEST MONROE – At about 11:23 a.m. today (September 10), members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office were sent to 347 Breckheimer Road in the town of West Monroe to assist emergency medical services.

Once on scene, deputies located two victims and determined that it was an apparent assault investigation.

The victims were transported by Menter Ambulance to University Hospital in Syracuse.

A third person on scene is being interviewed.

At about 2:25 p.m., one of the victims was pronounced dead at University Hospital. Their identity is not being released at this time.

The second victim is in critical condition.

The injuries do not appear to have been caused by gunshot.

Investigators do not believe that here is any current danger to the community.

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation and is being assisted by the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office and the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information on this investigation is encouraged to call 315-349-3411.