Body found near Gouverneur identified
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.
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