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Thomas Bovaird shot Juan José Gotay, cut off his tongue, burned his ears and buttocks and cut off his eyes before leaving him to die on the Pennsylvania border, WETM-TV reported Tuesday. Bovaird and “unknown associates” had kidnapped Gotay in late January, according to a grand jury indictment of the Elmira resident obtained by the news station.
The indictment states that Bovaird used a “pointed instrument” on Gotay’s eyes and “caused injuries to the jaw, mouth and teeth,” according to the report. A man from upstate New York was arrested for the brutal mutilation, dismemberment and murder of a man he allegedly kidnapped earlier this year, according to a report.
Thomas Bovaird Age
Thomas Bovaird is 21 years old.
Thomas Bovaird Indicted for dismembering, kidnapping, Shooting
Bovaird faces a series of charges, including first degree murder and kidnapping. It was unclear what her relationship to the victim was, if she was, or if there was a stated motive for the gruesome crime. In May, WETM-TV reported that the New York State Police were investigating two houses on Patridge Street and West Avenue in Elmira, which is located in Chemung County on the southern level of New York.
That investigation, which appears to be related to Bovaird’s indictment, included neighbors who said they saw investigators digging in the backyard of the home on West Avenue. Police officers removed a bag from the house, according to the station.
According to the indictment, Bovaird allegedly shot Gotay in the shoulder and left leg; he repeatedly kicked and hit Gotay; mutilated the victim’s eyes with a pointed instrument; cut out the victim’s tongue; burned his ears and buttocks; injured her jaw, mouth, and teeth; and threw the victim into a remote area of Pennsylvania to die.
Gotay’s body was recovered in Ulysses Township on Route 6 in April and the Pennsylvania State Police Major Case Team was leading the investigation in Potter County. Court documents say Gotay was tied up with an electrical wire when his body was dumped across state lines.
The indictment says Gotay was abducted by Bovaird and his anonymous associates on or about January 29 or 30, 2021. It is not known whether Gotay was dead when he was transferred to Pennsylvania or how long he was dead. Bovaird, a native of Horseheads, was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree assault.
The images below show police in white suits outside the homes on West Ave and Partridge Street. It is currently unknown who lived in those homes and what his connection to the case is. A witness tells 18 News that police appear to have been digging in the West Ave. the backyard and the police were looking for surveillance video of the area.