Police Say Missing Lake Placid Man's Body May Have Been Found
A 34 year old Lake Placid man who was missing since Sunday may have been found dead.
Lake Placid Police Chief William Moore said search teams located what officials believe to be the remains of Seth Kilburn in a backyard on Mckinley Street, not far from his home.
Kilburn was reported missing by his parents early Monday. Authorities had been conducting air, ground and water searches since.
Moore said the body was found by one of nine teams of searchers who were going door to door in a half-mile radius from where they believed Kilburn went missing.
The house behind which the body was found is owned by an elderly man who rarely goes into his yard. Also, Moore said, the body was on an elevated part of the yard where the owner wouldn't normally go.
Kilburn was last seen early Sunday morning. Police say he left Wiseguys bar around 1 a.m. and was seen shortly after that on a nearby road walking in the direction of the Olympic ski-jumping complex.
While police aren't ruling out foul play, Moore said the death "doesn't appear to be suspicious at this time, but that could change."
The indications, he said, are that the death was accidental.
Moore said an autopsy was being conducted Friday afternoon.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Watertown, NY
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