Updated 02/02/2012 07:53 PM
Police arrest man for murder
State Police believe they have found the body of a missing 21-year-old man from Winthrop. Jason Wing was last seen during the summer of 2010 and at the time, evidence pointed toward foul play. As our Cara Thomas tells us, new evidence has since surfaced, allowing police to make an arrest.
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ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. -- State Police began the search for 21-year-old Jason Wing in November of 2010. A little more than a year later, they believe his body has been found and one man is being held responsible.
Wednesday evening, Dustin Trimm was arrested and arraigned in the Norfolk Town Court and charged with murder in the second degree. Court documents say Trimm intentionally shot and killed Wing and buried his body on Grantville Road in Norfolk.
The victim's mother, Roxanne Stratton, said, "He was only 21-years-old. Dustin is a grown man. He knows right from wrong. I'm the one that's suffering. My family's the one that suffering not Dustin. Not yet, but he will."
Early Thursday morning, members of the Troop B Violent Crimes Investigation Team and Forensic Identification Unit began executing a search warrant on Grantville Road. An excavator was called to the scene and police found human remains. A few of Wing's family members drove by, including his mother. She says she believed it was Trimm all along.
"He doesn't deserve to be in prison, he deserves the same punishment he did to my son. Let him out here to rot for a year-and-a-half. He doesn't deserve any of this," said Stratton.
State Police say many techniques were used during this year long investigation, but will not share what information led to Trimm's arrest or locating Wing's body.
Major Richard Smith of the New York State Police said, "Re-interviews of individuals we felt were associated or had intimate knowledge or some knowledge of this case led to admissions that brought us where we are today."
The investigation is still ongoing as the police have yet to find the murder weapon, but believe they will find it near where the remains were found.
Wing's body will be sent to Albany for an autopsy and state police say it shouldn't take long to positively identify the body as Jason Wing.
District Attorney Nicole Duve said the case was brought before the grand jury on Thursday, but would not comment any further.
Dustin Trimm is currently being held at the St. Lawrence County jail. His preliminary hearing will be held Monday morning at the Norfolk Town Court.