NY: body believed to be that of missing hunter
November 29, 2010
Sheriff's Deputies find body believed to be missing hunter
Missing Hunter Found Dead
Town of Lysander - Onondaga County Sheriff's Deputies say they have found
a body matching the description of a hunter reported missing on Sunday.
The Sheriff's Department's Air-1 helicopter crew spotted the body around
At 10 p.m. on Sunday, Onondaga County Sheriff's Deputies were notified
that 63-year-old Gary Jackson had been missing since he entered a wooded
area around 12:30 p.m. Sheriff's Deputies and other agencies began searching
the area around 10:30 p.m.
Although the body matches a description of Jackson and his hunting tags
also match, the department said the family had not officially identified the
On Monday morning, Undersheriff Warren Darby said the body was discovered
in a pond near the CSX railroad tracks approximately 250 yards east of Route
Around dusk on Sunday, deputies say three shots were heard near the
search area. Darby, who is an avid hunter, explained that three shots
usually indicate that a hunter is chasing a deer.
He also explained that the pond obscured the missing man's scent and cell
phone during the night-long search.
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