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11 May 2017
Autopsies completed on death investigation in Tupper Lake
Major John H. Tibbitts Jr.
Troop B Commander

On May 11, 2017, autopsies were conducted on Jamie Martin and Stacey Ayotte at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake by Dr. C. Francis Varga.

Dr. Varga determined the cause of death of Martin to be a gunshot wound to the abdomen and chest. Franklin County Coroner Shawn Stuart ruled the manner of death to be homicide.


Dr. Varga determind the cause of death of Ayotte to be self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The Coroner ruled the manner of death to be suicide. 


State Police remain in the Tupper Lake area conducting interviews in an effort to identify the motive for this crime.


Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to call Investigator Kris Gallagher at (518) 873-2750.



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