Mother facing charges in Orleans County missing persons case, toddler in U.S. Marshal’s care

ORLEANS COUNTY, N.Y. (WROC) – Family says that Alexandra L. Finnefrock, 24, and 2-year-old son Joseph Theo Williams were found safe in Rochester on Tuesday.

Finnefrock and Joseph were reported missing from Orleans County Monday evening. Finnefrock had been last seen 4 p.m. July 6 at her father’s residence on Fancher Road in Holley. The family said that they hadn’t heard from her since.

The U.S. Marshal Service says that the two were located around 8:30 p.m. on Bay Street. in Rochester.

Family members said Tuesday night that they were on their way to pick up 2-year-old Joseph. U.S. Marshals have the toddler until family arrives.

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department was assisted in the search by the Rochester Police Department, U.S. Marshal Service Missing Person Task Force, the U.S. Secret Service, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

Two-year-old Joseph was turned over to family members. Finnefrock was arrested on a warrant for endangering the welfare of a child. She was arraigned in Town of Murray Court and held in lieu of $5,000 bail. She’s scheduled to return to Town of Murray Court 5:30 p.m. July 12.

A temporary order of protection has also been issued regarding the child. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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