WATERLOO — A local man has been charged with murder in the death of his wife.
John W. Gray III, 38, was charged Friday night by state police investigators with second-degree murder. He was taken to the Seneca County Correctional Facility for centralized arraignment.
Gray is accused of killing his wife, Ashia M. Chilson-Gray, 40, in her East River Street home. Waterloo police found Chilson-Gray Friday morning when they visited her house to conduct a welfare check.
John Gray surrendered to police about 1:25 p.m. at Elmcrest Apartments on Lewis Street in Geneva. Police said surveillance footage showed the victim arriving and entering a fifth-floor apartment there at 9:22 a.m.
Earlier in the day, Waterloo school Superintendent Terri Bavis locked down schools in the Seneca County village.
Just before 3 p.m., the Geneva City School District issued a message to parents and community members on the sudden death of Chilson-Gray, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Geneva Middle School.