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An early Saturday morning hit-and-run accident has taken the life of a Central New York teen.

Sunset Motel

Updated 11 a.m.: Genesee County authorities are investigating a homicide at a Batavia motel and asking for the public's help in identifying next of kin.

Escaped prisoner found hiding in jail

Jul 25, 2012
File Photo / WBFO News

Genesee County Sheriff's deputies didn't have to go far to find an escaped prisoner.

After a 30-minute search they found John Cabrera hiding inside the building. The Sheriff's canine and state police assisted in the search.

Cabrera was treated at a Batavia hospital for minor scrapes before he was returned to his jail cell late Tuesday night. He is likely to face additional charges related to the incident.

Department officials are reviewing how the prisoner was able to leave his confined area.