Feedback: Court Papers Say Trimm Shot, Killed, Then Buried Missing Man
A Winthrop man shot and killed 21 year old Jason Wing and buried him at the location where state police were looking for his remains Thursday, court papers say.
Wing, pictured to the left, has been missing since August 2010.
A felony complaint filed by state police investigators in Norfolk town court allege that 37 year old Dustin Trimm "intentionally, knowingly and unlawfully" shot and killed Wing sometime during the last week of August or the first week of September of that year.
Trimm, of 325 County Route 49 in Winthrop, has been charged with second-degree murder and is in the St. Lawrence County Jail without bail.
The court documents say Trimm buried the body at 281 Grantville Road in Norfolk, where police were using excavating equipment to search for Wing's remains or other evidence.
Thursday afternoon, police announced they recovered what they believe are Wing's remains.
State police Major Richard Smith Jr. said the remains were fairly well-preserved and that they will be sent to a lab for forensic identification.
He said there was evidence that Trimm tried to conceal the body, but wouldn't elaborate.
"There was a concerted effort on the part of, I believe, Mr. Trimm to hide the body to the extent that it would never be found," said Smith.
The gun believed used to shoot Wing has not been recovered.
District Attorney Nicole Duve confirmed that she presented Trimm's case to a grand jury Thursday, but declined to comment further.
Officials would not comment on a possible motive.
"It appears that the crime may have been motivated by multiple factors," said Duve.
Trimm is no stranger to authorities and negative publicity.
A convicted Level 2 sex offender, Trimm was involved in setting up an adult book store next to a church in Fort Jackson in 2004.
Stratton says she feels in her heart that his body will be found in the heavily wooded area where police were searching.
There's no closure yet, she said, "I just hope justice will be served."
The property police are searching is owned by Robert McConnell, a friend of Trimm's.
A neighbor, Raymond Premo, who lives across the road, says he recalls seeing a large pile of burning tires at the property sometime around July or August of 2010.
Stratton said in an interview with Friot about a year ago that she feared foul play.
She feared at the time that his disappearance was related to drug trafficking involving the nearby Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation.
Trimm will be back in Norfolk Court Monday morning for a preliminary hearing.
See the Facebook page set up to help find Wing.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Watertown, NY
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