Saturday, April 25, 2020

Buffalo man charged in Allegany County murder - victim dismembered UPDATED with suspect photo

Amity-based State Police Investigators on Friday arrested Philip M. Farren, 52, of Buffalo, for second-degree murder degree and first-degree manslaughter  (B Felony).
Friday at 12:30 p.m. Troopers  responded to Holdridge Road in the town of Allen for a welfare check that was dispatched by Allegany County 911. 
Philip Farren
(Allegany County Jail photo)
Troopers arrived at the residence and interviewed Farren who allegedly stated the person in question had left the area.  State Police re-contacted the original caller for the check the welfare complaint and additional information was given.  Troopers started investigating further with Farren who then allegedly made admissions.  State Police said they determined that Farren had shot and killed the victim earlier in the week and was in the process of dismembering the victim’s body when Troopers arrived on scene.  The body was taken to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for cause of death and identification. 
Farren was arraigned via Skype and remanded to the Allegany County Jail without bail. 
The NYSP Forensic Identification Unit, Under Water Recovery Team and the Allegany County District Attorney’s Office assisted in this investigation.
This is still an ongoing criminal investigation.
Not confirmed by State Police: Residents of the area said the victim was Farren's wife and that a dog had also been killed.