Utica Police waiting for autopsy results regarding body found on Sunday

By WKTV News

Utica Police say there doe not appear to be any foul play involved in the death of a man whose body was located along the banks of the canal in North Utica on Sunday, but they are waiting for the autopsy to definitely rule that possibility out, "Right now it doesn't appear anything obvious, suspicious in nature, but that's something the medical examiner will be able to tell us 100%, the cause of death, manner of death."

Utica Police Spokesperson Sgt. Steve Hauck says the body was discovered Sunday morning by a local man who was scoping out the area as a possible hunting site.

Hauck says that man came across the body along the banks of the canal in a wooded area behind the new Holiday Inn Express off of N. Genesee St..

On Sunday police released some preliminary information, stating the body is that of a 60 year old white male, but would not release his identity until an autopsy is complete.

Hauck says the man was clothed, but did not have any identification on him, and when asked how police can believe they know who the person is despite not having any identification, Hauck would not elaborate.

The autopsy is being conducted by the Onondaga County Medical Examiners Office. Hauck says it could be complete as early as in the next couple of days.

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