ROCHESTER N.Y. — A family is torn over the findings of a male body police retrieved from the Genesee River Sunday evening. It matched the description of missing Trevyan Rowe, 14 who went missing Thursday morning.
“Your mind starts going in so many different directions and with so many possibilities you try and push away the negativity,“ said Trevyan’s uncle, Kent Handy.
Handy can’t help but wonder what the outcome would be if the family received notification of his absence.
“Because we didn’t get the call that gave him a whole day to be lost, without us even knowing that he was missing," he said.
Trevyan’s cousin, Detoya McCoy, says police gave details of the body to mother, Carrie Houston.
“He has on the clothes that were described in the missing person’s report,” McCoy said.
McCoy said the situation is difficult for Trevyan's older brother, 17, and 12-year-old sister, who had gotten on the bus to go home alone Thursday when he disappeared.
"It's rough for her right now, she's not sure,” McCoy says while holding back tears.
Handy says that he was known for being a good kid, quiet, and loved video games.
“He never was a problem child, he never was. He was always real easy going and humble," Handy said.
Handy says it is hard to come to grips that Rochester City School District never called; especially knowing that Trevyan is autistic.
“I’ve got faith in the school district because my kids are in it, but I just think that this one time, somebody dropped the ball,” he said.
As the family continues to receive tremendous support from the community, a vigil is planned sometime Monday evening.
“My family is forever grateful to the Rochester Community,” said Kent.