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Thomas Rath, 34, was kidnapped and killed within 24 hours, state police Capt. Lucas Anthony told reporters at a news conference Monday. Rath announced the arrest of 10 people and said “more arrests are coming,” according to NBC News.”Mr. Rath was the victim,” the police captain said. “But for his family he was a father, a brother, a son.” Rath was living in a camp behind a Lowe’s hardware store in Ithaca, New York, at the time police allege he was kidnapped. The area in which Rath lived was known locally as “The Jungle”. Police said they searched multiple homes, executed more than 40 search warrants and conducted more than 100 interviews over the summer as they searched for Rath. New York State Police Officer Jeffery VanAuken said the investigation “unveiled a particularly disturbing and egregious series of events that ultimately revealed the abduction and murder of Mr. Rath,” according to local WXHC. Anthony said Rath’s remains were found “buried in a shallow grave” in Candor, New York, about 20 miles south of Ithaca.
Thomas Rath was 34 years old.
Ten people arrested in kidnapping, killing of Ithaca man missing since May
New York State Police said in a news release that Angelo Baez, 48, and Jonathan Glennon, 31, were arrested on a second-degree murder charge, while Baez also faces a felony kidnapping charge. Eight other people, ranging in age from 27 to 52, were arrested and charged with kidnapping, police said. The first arrest was made on August 16, police said, with more to come “in the coming weeks.” Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Sign up for PEOPLE’s free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, coverage of ongoing trials, and details on intriguing cold cases. VanAuken told reporters that Rath was someone the 10 people arrested were “familiar with,” according to local website Ithaca.com, though police declined to elaborate on the motive behind Rath’s apparent murder. “We’re going to postpone that because the investigation is ongoing and we don’t want to compromise anything at this time,” the state trooper said. Anthony added that drugs did not play a vital role in Rath’s alleged kidnapping and murder and that “some of these details will have to wait until court, unfortunately.” “It’s an ongoing investigation, more arrests are coming,” he said. “So some of that information is limited in terms of what we can publish at this time.”