Advertisement
 
Monday, December 22, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,
Advertisement

Bodies identified as missing boys

Friday, July 20, 2012 - Updated: 9:29 PM

Rebecca Webster/ Recorder News Staff

TOWN OF FLORIDA – New York State Police and Amsterdam Police Department have confirmed that the two bodies found in a field in the Town of Florida Thursday are indeed the bodies of the two young men who went missing last week.

Jonathan DeJesus, 13, and Paul Damphier, 16, went missing last week in the City of Amsterdam and their families reported their disappearance to Amsterdam police the next day.

Their bodies were found in a field on Thursday. Police said Friday that the two boys had been shot in their torsos with a long-arm rifle, what police believe to be the murder weapon, along with ammunition were recovered at the scene.

Late Thursday evening, two teens were taken into custody, charged with the second-degree murders of the missing boys, police said at a press conference today at the Troop G Headquarters in Loudonville.

Anthony E. Brasmiester, 16, of Amsterdam, and a 15-year-old from Florida were arrested and charged.

The 15-year-old is being treated as a juvenile offender.

Brasmiester and the 15-year-old were arraigned in the Town of Florida and Brasmiester was taken to Montgomery County Jail with no bail, while the 15-year-old was taken to the Capital District Juvenile Secure Facility in Albany.

DeJesus and Damphier disappeared for eleven days after their parents reported them missing July 9, until police received a call Thursday morning that two bodies had been found in a field off of Snooks Corners Road.

Investigations ensued throughout the remainder of the day Thursday as investigators and forensic units treated the scene as a suspicious crime. 

The families of DeJesus and Damphier were notified that is was their children late Thursday night.

Police have not released a motive for the alleged killings, but are actively continuing the investigation.

For more information, check back at www.recordernews.com, and see Saturday's edition.

     

Comments made about this article - 1 Total

Posted By: On: 7/21/2012

Title:

May they R.I.P Fly High boys never forgotten bros imma miss you :'(

Comment on this article

Advertisement
The Recorder Sports Schedule

 

The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Amsterdam Police help Schenectady find homicide suspect
    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    URGENT New York panel picks 3 upstate resort casinos
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Port Jackson Media changes ownership
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Robert A. Savoie Jr.
    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    New tax: Vehicle use tax approved
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Amsterdam bounces back from S-G defeat with impressive win over Broadalbin-Perth
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    B-P senior portrait is given the green light
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Second nature: St. Mary's staff conducts ebola drill
    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Needed:A safe place to vote
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Advertisement

Copyright © Port Jackson Media

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook