ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester police are investigating a death at a home for individuals with various developmental disabilities.
Police were called to the Avenue A home around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a man that was unconscious and not breathing. The 911 call was made by a staff member of the group home.
When police arrived, they located the resident, Luis Minllety, who was dead.
The home is supported by a housing program operated by the Ibero-American Action league.
The Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the circumstances and the cause of death.
Officials say the Rochester Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit, the District Attorney’s Office, and the New York Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs are all assisting with the investigation.
The state agency which oversees the health and safety of people with special needs issued a statement Thursday evening.
"The Justice Center received a report last night about the death of a man with special needs at the Ibero American Action League home. The agency is working in close coordination with the Rochester Police Department on its investigation into the circumstances surrounding this death."
The superintendent at Mary Cariola Children's Center says Minllety was a 2014 graduate of the school, spending nearly 11 years with them. Dr. Christine Sheffer released a statement saying in part, "The news of his death came as an extreme shock to all who worked with him and continued to track his progress. We know the time that Luis spent here was valued and rewarding for our staff whether working with him in the classroom or seeing his smile as he walked down the hall."