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February 9, 2012 - 5:14pm

Batavia woman's cause of death not yet known

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia.

Investigators have no clear understanding yet of how or why Alyce Huntoon, 24, of Batavia, died Wednesday night.

Monroe County medical examiners conducted an autopsy today, and according to Chief Randy Baker, "found no obvious sign of physical injury that resulted in her death."

There were injuries to her body that were consistent with medical personel trying to revive her, Baker said. Otherwise, her body suffered no physical trauma.

An unnamed city resident, Baker said, reported finding an unresponsive female in a parked car at 427 E. Main St., Batavia, at 10:30 p.m.

City fire, Mercy EMS and police officers responded to the scene.

Huntoon was transported to UMMC where she was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner's office will complete toxicology tests, but investigators will need to wait for up to three months for results.

Meanwhile, Det. Pat Corona said investigators will continue to question people who may be able to shed light on who Huntoon had contact with, what she was doing and what was going on in her life.

Corona called the investigation a "death investigation."

Huntoon was most recently employed at Tully's and did work Wednesday night.

Baker would only say that the person who called 9-1-1 was "a city resident."

The chief acknowledge there weren't a lot of details to report and said, "We're trying to give out accurate information," and he was careful not address specific aspects of the investigation.

"We've talked to several different people who may have had contact with her last night," said Baker, when asked about questioning a specific person.

In her Facebook profile, Huntoon wrote:

Having fun with life and being a mommy! spending my time with ppl that make me smile:-) bound and determined to smile and laugh everyday!

I am a momma of two beautiful babies Ava and Maddox! I try to spend my time with ppl that make me happy! i am determined to live a happy and fun filled life with the people that make me smile everyday!

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I hope and pray the ball isn't dropped on this! For the sake of these family's involved(mine being one) we can't just tell them sorry we can't find out what happened!!! It seems as though there are enough unsolved cases in genesee county!!!

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What a tragedy. Thoughts and prayers go out to family and friend of this beautiful young mom.

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Scott, It's very sad that she passed away and my heart goes out to her family especially her 2 kids.

I'm sad to say it's not in Genesee county's hands.
(Genesee county doesn't have a medical examiner the Monroe County Medical Examiner's office does the autopsies for Genesee county.)
I'm even sadder to tell you, that they may never find out the cause of her death.
I know, I've been through this first hand.
Sometimes the only answer is.. "I'm sorry, we don't know what happened"

My husband died just over 6 years ago on a business trip to Chicago, IL. He was alone in his work van... a "unattended death" as they put it. No psychical signs of trauma and no obvious signs of injury or illness. The autopsy showed nothing and we too had to wait months for toxicology reports that showed nothing. I had to wait 6 months for a death certificate which reads... "Undetermined" as cause of death.
Life isn't fair and apparently neither is death.

I love this poem. I hope it brings comfort... :)

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My condolences to the families and to you and yours as well Susan. Great poem!

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