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March 23, 2009 - 12:54pm

Daughter of county manager found dead in Rochester apartment

posted by Howard B. Owens in genesee county, Jay Gsell, Claire Gsell.

Claire Gsell, the 27-year-old daughter of County Manager Jay Gsell, was found dead in her Rochester apartment by her parents on Sunday.

WBTA reported this afternoon that Gsell and his wife became concerned when Claire failed to answer her phone on Sunday.

The cause of death is unknown at this time, but foul play is not suspected, according to Dan Fischer.

Our condolences to the Gsell family.

UPDATE: Mary Pat Hancock, chair of the County Legislature, issued a brief statement to WBTA.

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I am so deeply sorry for the loss to this family. May her loved ones find comfort at this very difficult time.
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I am so very sorry to the family of Claire Gsell. May she find eternal peace in heaven, with our lord and savior Jesus Christ. May her family find peace as well, in the midst of this tragedy.
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very, very sad....our prayers are with the family.
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Jay, Bob & I both are so very sorry for your loss at this time in your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please let us know if we can do anything at all to help ease your pain. Bob & Sue Fleming & Family

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