Missing Hartwick woman found; was likely in that spot since disappearance

The Otsego County Sheriff says Roxanne Shipman-Hull was likely in her car, several hundred feet off the road in Plainfield, where hunters found her body, and that of her dog, on Sunday, since about the time she went missing, in late September.

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 5:46 PM
Updated: Oct 28, 2019 6:22 PM

PLAINFIELD, N.Y. -- The Otsego County Sheriff says Roxanne Shipman-Hull was likely in her car, several hundred feet off the road in Plainfield, where hunters found her body, and that of her dog, on Sunday, since about the time she went missing in late September. 

The hunters knew about the missing persons case out of Hartwick. They verified the license plate on WKTV.com after coming across the car on state land, in Plainfield, and called 911. 

An autopsy was performed on 48-year-old Roxanne Shipman-Hull in Binghamton, Monday morning. A final report, including manner and cause of death, is weeks away. All Sheriff Richard Devlin could say right now is that no foul play is suspected. 

"Preliminary investigation shows that the cause of death, at this point, appears to be the same for the canine and Ms. Hull," said Devlin. 

Police searched for Shipman-Hull, but she was found in an expansive area.

"We did search the area up there by vehicle and some foot. I know the family and friends had also checked that area," said Devlin.

Devlin says more information may be released once a final autopsy has been completed, listing cause and manner of death. 

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