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    NY - Massena, Female body in woods, Aug'14 - Lacey Yekel

    http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Cor...273321591.html

    St. Lawrence County Coroner Jamie Sienkiewycz says the body found on Friday afternoon in the town of Massena has decomposed too much to for him to identify.

    Sienkiewycz says he hopes the sex, age, and more distinguishing features can be discovered when an autopsy is done on Tuesday at Albany Medical Center.
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    Unidentified Body Found in Massena, NY
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    08/29/2014 08:36 PM - 08/29/2014 08:57 PM

    MASSENA, N.Y. - Police are looking for help identifying a body found off State Route 420.

    Police say they do not know who the person is, and are attempting to match it to missing person databases.

    State Police forensic teams are processing the scene in Massena.

    The St. Lawrence County Coroner removed the body for autopsy.

    Anyone aware of a missing person should call New York State Police at (518) 897-2000


    NY police find body in Massena
    Posted: Aug 29, 2014 8:35 PM CST Updated: Aug 29, 2014 10:20 PM CST
    By WCAX News - bio | email

    MASSENA, N.Y. - New York State Police are trying to identify a body found in Massena.

    The individual was located around three this afternoon off State Route 420. Right now authorities are searching missing person databases and have not said how the individual died.

    State Police Try To ID Body Found Near Massena Friday
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    Although the ME says says in the article gogrannypop linked that the remains are too decomposed to be identified, LE is asking for info on anyone who has not been reported missing yet. I'm wondering how old these remains are.

    One person I'm looking at is Colin Gillis, who disappeared from Tupper Lake in March 2012. That is more than 1Ĺ hours away from Massena, but he was last seen walking along Rt. 3, which is connected to Massena by Rt. 30 to the east and Rt. 56 to the west. He was walking toward Piercefield, which would be heading west. He could have been picked up by a motorist going to Massena.
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    Oh no. I hope it's not Colin.

    I can't really think of other recent MP's--from that area of NY besides Colin and Sharon Ross (https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/22852/0/).


    There's three threads on this on Topix. But, it's mostly people fighting.
    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/massena-ny
    Last edited by SilentSleuth; 08-30-2014 at 06:19 PM.

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    MASSENA - State police investigators spent approximately four hours Saturday morning in a wooded area just south of the Massena Industrial Park searching for clues as they seek to identify a body located there Friday afternoon.

    ...the partially wrapped body was discovered by someone walking in the woods Friday afternoon.

    http://www.mpcourier.com/article/20140830/DCO/140839897

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentSleuth View Post
    Oh no. I hope it's not Colin.

    I can't really think of other recent MP's--from that area of NY besides Colin and Sharon Ross (https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/22852/0/).


    There's three threads on this on Topix. But, it's mostly people fighting.
    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/massena-ny
    For some reason, Sharon Ross isn't listed on the NYSP website. Watertown is about the same distance from Massena as is Tupper Lake and is also connected by a direct route -- Rt. 37, which runs along the St. Lawrence River. If she had met with foul play, I would think a perp could more easily dispose of a body in the river, unless he had taken her alive all the way to Massena. She went missing in December and it sounds to me like the state police think the corpse is that of someone who went missing more recently. But, I don't know if that's because local (Massena) LE are claiming "we don't have any current missing MP's" or if the ME has given state police a time frame for how long the person has been deceased. MOO

    Here is the link for Colin's MP info:

    https://www.troopers.ny.gov/Wanted_a...5-33507b070f80
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    Massena is the very heart of industry and commerce in New York State’s North Country region… a region that covers the six northernmost counties of the Empire State. Nearly 14,000 people call Massena home from our spot along the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River in the county of St. Lawrence – the largest county in New York State. Strategically positioned on the Canadian border, we enjoy a warm neighborly relationship with Cornwall, Ontario, Canada to our immediate north and a central location between the New York cities of Plattsburgh to our east and Watertown to our west.

    http://www.massenaworks.com/community/index.asp?#maps


    The Massena Industrial Park is a 55 acre fully-serviced subdivision zoned for light, medium and heavy industrial use. The park, owned by the Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena, is located on the south side of the village and is bounded on the east side by South Main Street (NYS Rt. 420). Park infrastructure includes 8- and 10-inch water mains, 8-inch sewer mains, and a full-loop road accessing all lots. Natural gas services both residential and commercial users in the Massena area.

    http://www.massenaworks.com/bdc/

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    NYSP website describes their MPs:
    "where the circumstances indicate a strong possibility of foul play and the victim is still missing."
    LE has no indication that Sharon met with foul play, while it's certainly a possibility in Colin's case.

    St. Lawrence Country doesn't seem to have too much experience with MPs and UIDs, even though they handled the Amish girls kidnapping pretty well. So I think they could just not know where to start with this UID.

    Once we have more info this will be SO much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epiphany View Post
    Massena is the very heart of industry and commerce in New York State’s North Country region… a region that covers the six northernmost counties of the Empire State. Nearly 14,000 people call Massena home from our spot along the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River in the county of St. Lawrence – the largest county in New York State. Strategically positioned on the Canadian border, we enjoy a warm neighborly relationship with Cornwall, Ontario, Canada to our immediate north and a central location between the New York cities of Plattsburgh to our east and Watertown to our west.

    http://www.massenaworks.com/community/index.asp?#maps


    The Massena Industrial Park is a 55 acre fully-serviced subdivision zoned for light, medium and heavy industrial use. The park, owned by the Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena, is located on the south side of the village and is bounded on the east side by South Main Street (NYS Rt. 420). Park infrastructure includes 8- and 10-inch water mains, 8-inch sewer mains, and a full-loop road accessing all lots. Natural gas services both residential and commercial users in the Massena area.

    http://www.massenaworks.com/bdc/

    The UID could also be Canadian. I'll look at some possibilities.


    Massena also has a drug problem. Could the UID be part of a drug deal gone wrong?

    http://www.mpcourier.com/article/20140830/DCO/140839897
    The comment at the bottom is interesting.

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    I think it a Native American. JMO I don't think it is Colin or the girl from Watertown.

    Lots of drug problems lately.

    I just don't know. Even this quiet village is becoming so scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentSleuth View Post
    The UID could also be Canadian. I'll look at some possibilities.


    Massena also has a drug problem. Could the UID be part of a drug deal gone wrong?

    http://www.mpcourier.com/article/20140830/DCO/140839897
    The comment at the bottom is interesting.
    I think it's a good possibility that the body is associated with local drug activity. I doubt that the person was Canadian. If someone across the border committed murder, I think they would be more likely to dump the body in the river than to cross the border with a body to dispose of it. But, I guess it could be a Canadian who crossed the border to buy drugs. I don't know how difficult it would be to get through customs with drugs. I'm pretty certain customs between Canada-US is rather strict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Anna View Post
    I think it's a good possibility that the body is associated with local drug activity. I doubt that the person was Canadian. If someone across the border committed murder, I think they would be more likely to dump the body in the river than to cross the border with a body to dispose of it. But, I guess it could be a Canadian who crossed the border to buy drugs. I don't know how difficult it would be to get through customs with drugs. I'm pretty certain customs between Canada-US is rather strict.

    MOO

    I have crossed the border in that area at least three times in the last 2 months. It really varies. So it wouldn't be impossible to get across.

    This could also be gang associated. Because yes--gangs exist in Massena.

    The Native American connection is also a good thought. It's about 50 minutes from the reservation.

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    Massena is only about 10 to 15 minutes from the rez.

    Here is the latest article
    http://www.mpcourier.com/article/20140830/ADV/140839884

    the partially wrapped body was discovered by someone walking in the woods Friday afternoon.
    Bless the beasts and the children
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    Wrapped bodies are often domestic violence, too.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogrannypop View Post
    Massena is only about 10 to 15 minutes from the rez.

    Here is the latest article
    http://www.mpcourier.com/article/20140830/ADV/140839884

    the partially wrapped body was discovered by someone walking in the woods Friday afternoon.
    Oops. I think I mixed it up with something else.

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