Cheektowaga man, considered dangerous, wanted in connection to the murder of his wife

Linked to homicide on Raymond Avenue
Posted at 11:05 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 12:04:26-04

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Cheektowaga police are searching for a man, considered dangerous, in connection to the murder of his wife.

Yuriy Bruks is named a suspect in that homicide and is accused of second degree murder.

The I-Team has discovered Bruks owns the home, on Raymond Avenue, where Tetiana Bruks, 34, was found dead on Sunday.

According to Erie County Real Property Information, Bruks purchased the home, with his wife -- in October, 2018.

Cheektowaga police said they were called to that same home, 81 Raymond Avenue, just before 4:00 a.m. Sunday. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

Police say Bruks is 5'11", weighs 180 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.

Neighbors on Raymond Avenue in Cheektowaga say the couple kept to themselves.

"That house always looked empty. I didn't know anyone lived in that house to be honest. There were never any lights on that I ever noticed," Richard Herman said. He lives just houses away.

Another neighbor added: "I am very shocked about it because I'm wondering if somebody is out there. If they're in my yard, around my yard, you just don't know."

If you have any information about his whereabouts, call Cheektowaga police at 686-3505. The U.S. Marshals Service are also assisting in the search and urge anyone to call 1-800-336-0102 or submit a tip online here.

A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by Crime Stoppers for any information that would lead to the arrest of Bruks.

The search for Bruks made its way to the television series Live PD Friday night, Cheektowaga Police confirm to 7 Eyewitness News after recent investigations it is possible Bruks is in the El Paso, Texas or Mexico area.

Police also say Child Protective Services and Yuriy Bruks' sister are working out a plan for the care of Bruks' three-year-old child.