Rose Chase

Rose Chase
Crimes: Murder, Dismembering a body

Adam Chase of Ontario County, New York, was much loved. His parents, his sisters, and his child adored him and knew him to be a good man. He wasn’t a perfect man, of course, but he was loving, caring and considerate.

Adam Chase was loved, yes, but tragically not by the woman he married. Rose Chase, his wife of 10 years, wasn’t happy in their marriage. She had numerous affairs over the years, repeatedly betraying the man who had loved her since high school.

I don’t know if Adam Chase was aware of his wife’s many infidelities. I do know he was made aware of her final infidelity.

Rose Chase, unfortunately, wasn’t very discreet in her last affair. On June 11, 2012, a friend of her sister-in-law Jessica spotted Rose Chase kissing a man in a park in Canandaigua. The man was not Adam. The woman took a picture of the snogging couple on her cell phone and then sent it to Jessica.

I’m sure Jessica was shocked and outraged by Rose’s behavior. Rose was a member of the family, someone Jessica had considered a sister! Instead of sending the incriminating photo to Adam, Jessica forwarded it to their mother, Silvia Chase. I don’t know what she expected would happen but the next day Silvia Chase confronted Rose Chase with the photo.

“I asked her what this picture means — are you having an affair?” Silvia Chase said of their meeting.

Rose Chase denied having an affair. She told her mother-in-law that that was a friend — a gay friend in fact. Riiiight. Silvia Chase was not convinced. She advised Rose Chase to tell Adam about her boyfriend.

Silvia Chase did not leave the matter there. The next day, June 13, she showed her son the picture. The poor guy.

I know firsthand what it’s like to find out your spouse is cheating on you. It sucks. Literally. It sucks the happiness out of your life. It sucks the trust out of your marriage. Worse, it sucks every scrap of self-confidence out of your ego.

Adam Chase

Adam Chase

On June 14, 2012, both Adam and Rose Chase called in sick at their workplaces. They were going to have a “talk” at their home on Mott Road in the hamlet of Stanley.

The “talk” that took place was actually a battle — a verbal battle becoming a physical battle, with Rose Chase the aggressor and Adam Chase the victim.

Rose Chase told her husband that his beloved child was fathered by somebody else! I don’t know if it was true, but damn that was a painful thing to say! That’s probably when Adam punched a hole in the wall — IF he actually did that. Rose Chase said he did it, but lots of what comes out of her mouth I don’t believe.

The talk/argument/fight ended with Adam Chase falling down the stairs. Rose said his foot caught on the edge of the stairs and that’s why he fell. She couldn’t recall if she pushed him, but it was possible she pushed him.

Rose Chase most certainly did not call for help when her husband fell down the stairs. Why? Because Rose Chase wanted Adam to die.

Yup, this awful creature who had cheated repeatedly on her husband and possibly had a child by another man wanted her husband to die.

Whether or not Adam Chase was dead after he fell down the stairs we’ll never know. What we do know is Rose Chase shoved Adam Chase down yet another flight of stairs into the basement. She left him lying there at the bottom of the stairs, and then heartlessly left the house to do some errands in town.

Adam Chase was only 32 years old when he died, betrayed by the person he should have been able to trust above all others.

Rose Chase now had to cover her murderous tracks and explain Adam’s disappearance. She also had a body to get rid of.

Adam and Rose Chase house

Home of Adam and Rose Chase

On June 15, Rose Chase told Adam’s mother that she and Adam had argued, after which he’d left the house on foot and hadn’t come home. Alarmed, Silvia Chase called her acquaintance, County Deputy John Peck. He in turn called the Sheriff’s office to report Adam Chase’s disappearance.

On June 18, Silvia Chase asked Rose Chase to hand over Adam’s cell phone. She wanted to track down all his contacts in an effort to find him. Rose Chase, of course, didn’t hand it over. Instead she told another lie — Adam had snuck into the house and taken his phone and laptop.

Figuring out that her mother-in-law wasn’t going to let things lie, Rose Chase had to do something to throw her and the police off the trail. On June 19, she sent her mother- and father-in-law a text message from Adam’s phone saying he was fine and was staying with a friend.

Brilliant idea … except Adam Chase hardly ever texted his mom. He typically phoned or left a voicemail message.

Silvia Chase was now undeniably suspicious, and she shared her suspicions with anyone and everyone who would listen. She set up a Facebook page and reached out for help finding Adam. Silvia Chase knew in her gut that something terrible had happened to Adam.

In August 2012 Rose Chase had to summon the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office to her house, the scene of the crime. Adam’s family and friends were staging a protest outside the house and Rose Chase wasn’t happy about that.

Investigator Bill Wellman went to the Chase house, and sure enough the protesters were out in force. One had a sign that read “sheriff, search the house”.

Investigator Wellman asked for permission to search the house, and Rose Chase granted it.

And did he find a body? Ummmm, no. Investigator Wellman even searched the basement and found nothing suspicious. There was a smell down there, but Investigator Wellman figured that was caused by a couple of dead bats and the dampness.

So where the hell was Adam’s body?!? Bodies aren’t that easy to shift, and Rose Chase is a short, stubby woman. She’s also a cold-blooded and very determined woman.

Rose Chase figured out she couldn’t carry Adam’s body out of the house by herself — at least not intact. And so she did the unthinkable. She cut up her husband’s body into manageable pieces, wrapped those pieces in blankets, and put them in her car.

I cannot fathom how anyone could do that to a body! Rose Chase is one cold-blooded critter.

Rose Chase's mother's house

Rose Chase

And then, with the body pieces in the car, Rose Chase put her 4-year-old child in the car and drove out to her mother’s home in Yates County. Once there, she burned her husband’s body and most of his belongings.

See what I mean by cold-blooded critter? Heartless, absolutely heartless. It was bad enough that she watched Adam’s family worry and despair day after day, week after week, and to lie to them repeatedly, but to take her own son along to dispose of Adam’s belongings and his body?!? That’s heartless.

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office still considered Adam Chase to be a missing person. Months had gone by and they had no clue what had happened to the poor man.

Adam’s mother Silvia was relentless in her search for her boy. She enlisted the help of Adam’s friend, Rodney Miller, who was a former deputy and a private investigator. He shared Silvia Chase’s suspicion that Rose Chase had been responsible for Adam’s disappearance.

In December 2012, Rodney Miller came up with a plan. He asked Rose’s babysitter to tell her there was a big break in the case and someone was going to be arrested. That must’ve rattled the evil woman a lot.

Shortly after, Rodney Miller himself met with Rose and insisted she tell him where Adam was buried. Rose Chase told him she’d burned the body and where he could find what was left of it on her mother’s property.

Rose ChaseRodney Miller tipped off the police and Rose Chase, 31, was interrogated and arrested. She was charged with tampering with physical evidence, endangering the welfare of a child, and 2nd-degree murder.

I can’t even imagine what Adam’s family went through then, knowing that the woman who’d been part of their family for years had betrayed and hurt them and Adam in the worst ways possible.

At her trial in October 2013, Rose Chase’s lawyer argued her client had been coerced into confessing. She also maintained that the death was accidental, and that the District Attorney couldn’t prove it was murder beyond a reasonable doubt.

Well, the jury disagreed. They found the callous killer guilty, guilty, guilty.

In January, 2014, Judge William Kocher sentenced Rose Chase to 23 years to life for the murder conviction and 1 1/3 to 4 years to life on the tampering conviction. The sentences are to be served consecutively.

Adam Chase’s parents, I read, are raising their grandchild, no doubt with plenty of love. I wish that child a life full of happiness, love and success.

RIP, Adam Chase. And many condolences to the family and friends who loved him.

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14 Responses to Rose Chase

  1. moodymagic says:

    I am so glad this hell cat is locked away . Even happier that their son will be raised by Adam’s parents. Burn in hell you “She Beast”.

  2. bulldoggy says:

    That was no accidental fall down the stairs. She would’ve called 911 if it had been an accident. Nope, she shoved him and then shoved him down more stairs. I hope the poor guy was dead after the first fall and didn’t die slowly in the basement. She’s evil enough to have done that.

  3. 2cute says:

    I am so glad the jury didn’t let her get away with murder. She didn’t think of her child or her inlaws or anyone except herself. I’m guessing her husband didn’t have life insurance otherwise she’d want him found.

  4. MsM says:

    I’m glad she got what she deserved in the end but I don’t buy the whole “fall down the stairs” thing. This is a grown man, over thirty, the chances of him dying because he fell down the stairs are pretty nil. She would have had to calculate the precise spot where she could push him in order for him to land in the right location so as to break his neck. This woman does not strike me as that intelligent. Since she burned the body after chopping it up she could have literally done anything to him to kill him.

  5. steve-O says:

    I read that the police had brought in a cadaver dog to search the house but didn’t find anything. I first thought the dog needed more training but who’s to say Adam was dead in the basement before she got rid of the body? It’s only HER word that Adam was dead before she tossed him down the basement stairs. He might’ve lingered, badly injured. Maybe that’s why the dog didn’t detect a cadaver. Horrible thought.

  6. pj says:

    Where was her child when she was chopping her husband up? I sure as hell hope that little kid remembers nothing freaky or strange or awful about his/her childhood.

  7. BENGALPUSS says:

    This is one sick fuck, to chop your husband up then dump the body and take the little boy along with you. Evil cunt she is.

  8. Tash says:

    Just so sad .

  9. Tash says:

    Sad ……

  10. BENGALPUSS says:

    iwho’s to say he fell down the stairs? we only have rose the monster telling the court that he fell down the stairs, for all we know she could of murdered him with a weapon like a knife or gun. ITS plausible considering the wife is a sly cunt.

  11. Melanie McQueen says:

    Why did she get a chance at parole,should have life in prison

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