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05 June 2018
UPDATE:State Police investigate a death in the town of Plattsburgh
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major John H. Tibbitts Jr.
Troop B Commander
UPDATE: On June 5, 2018 at 12:35 p.m., the New York State Police in Plattsburgh responded to a report of contacted a deceased subject in the water, about 25 feet from the shoreline, at the Cumberland Bay State Park in the town of Plattsburgh. Members of the New York State Police, Plattsburgh Police Department, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Park Police responded to investigate. The subject was removed from the water and identified as Joseph F. Williams, age 57 of, Plattsburgh, New York. Clinton County Coroner David F. Donah responded to the scene, and pronounced Williams deceased, and authorized the removal of Williams’ body for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
On June 5, 2018, an autopsy was performed by Dr. Cara Soper at the University of Vermont Health Network at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. Both the cause of death and manner of death are pending. This investigation is being conducted by the New York State Police, Plattsburgh Police Department, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Park Police. Anyone with recent contact with Williams or who has any information is asked to contact any of these agencies.
Original release: On June 5, 2018, at around 1 p.m. State Police responded to a report of a body found on the beach in the Cumberland Head Bay State Park in the town of Plattsburgh. This case is under investigation and further details will be released at a later time.
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