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A reward is offered in connection with the death of a Buffalo woman whose body was found in Chautauqua County.
WNY Crime Stoppers is offering the reward, up to $ 7,500, subject to the arrest or charge of the person (s) responsible for the death of Marquita Mull. The body of the 50-year-old woman was found on September 27 in thick brush off Woleben Road in the city of Portland.
A day earlier, a piece of human skull was found by a hiker, resulting in the discovery of human remains in a shallow grave about 6 inches deep. When investigators conducted a grid search for further evidence, they came across Mull’s body about 10 yards from where the first person was buried.
The first set of remains have not yet been identified.
Chautauqua County Sheriff James Quattrone at a news conference in Mayville said local authorities were working with the Buffalo Police Department, which was investigating Mull’s disappearance over the summer.
In an interview in October, Wendy Mull described her sister as a good person who would help anyone.
“Even though she had her problems, she was a great person”, said Wendy Mull. “I loved him with all my heart. She was so nice, and when she died my heart died.
Mull had struggled with mental health issues for several years. Wendy Mull said her sister suffered from depression and anxiety, a problem made worse when Mull was struck by a vehicle during a hit and run in Niagara Falls.
“My sister didn’t bother anyone” said Wendy Mull. “We stayed together. I also go through my own problems, and we were talking. The last time we met her at the mall (Walden Galleria), we kissed for 20 minutes. She had a lot of anxiety; she had been through a lot, and when she got hit by that car, that’s what started a lot. She still had problems and it only made her mind worse.
WNY Crime Stoppers can be reached at 716-867-6161.