Body found near Gouverneur identified

A body was found Tuesday morning along Route 11 near Gouverneur Plumbing Supply.
A body was found Tuesday morning along Route 11 near Gouverneur Plumbing Supply.(WWNY)
Published: Nov. 1, 2022 at 11:09 AM EDT
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TOWN GOUVERNEUR, New York (WWNY) - The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man whose body was found in a ditch Tuesday morning.

He was 82-year-old Loris Shatraw of 1363 U.S. Route 11 in the town of Gouverneur.

People walking along Route 11 discovered his body off the highway near Gouverneur Plumbing Supply at around 8:15 a.m.

The sheriff’s office said security footage from a business showed Shatraw using a walker in his driveway at around 11 p.m. Monday. Officials said the footage showed Shatraw falling into a ditch off his driveway.

Officials believe the cause of death was either medical or accidental.

Autopsy results are pending.

See Shatraw’s obituary here