New York man accused of murdering, dismembering girlfriend turns himself in to West Virginia authorities

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Source: MEGA; West Virginia Regional Jail Authority

Jun. 4 2021, Published 2:03 p.m. ET

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The boyfriend of a woman whose dismembered body recently was found in her New York home is accused of second-degree murder.

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Police discovered 37-year-old nursing student Lisa Shuler dead in Irondequoit on May 25. That same day, authorities began looking for person of interest Seth Larson, who had been dating the victim for 10 years, Democrat & Chronicle reported.

Six days later, a civilian discovered human remains near the victim’s home, in Durand Lake.

“Our SCUBA team entered unknown waters and worked diligently to recover remains, in a less than ideal environment," Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter said, according to the Democrat & Chronicle.

Officials later determined the remains belonged to Shuler.

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Around 3 p.m. June 3, Larson was admitted to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, West Virginia, for undisclosed medical reasons, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department.

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Larson reportedly called local deputies to advise them he was wanted for questioning in New York in connection with a homicide. The United States Marshals Service and Lewis County Sheriff’s Department deputies took him into custody.

“We believe Larson knew it was only a matter of time before he was located,” Irondequoit Police Chief Alan Laird said, according to the Democrat & Chronicle.

Larson faces charges of second-degree murder, tampering with evidence, and concealment of a corpse. He is expected to be extradited from West Virginia to Monroe County, New York.

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