(Oneonta, NY – October 31, 2018) – **UPDATE**
A man reported missing whose vehicle was found abandoned in Oneonta has been located deceased.
On October 30, 2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m., New York State Police located 53-year-old Steven J. Kassirer deceased in a ravine within heavy brush.
Troopers located Kassirer's vehicle earlier in the week in a parking lot on Oneida Street in Oneonta. An investigation revealed that he was reported missing in Irondequoit and also in Massachusetts.
Kassirer was reportedly seen by family members in Irondequoit on October 20. He was also reported missing in Massachusetts when he did not report to his place of employment on October 23. Kassirer is originally from Massachusetts and has family ties in Irondequoit. It is unclear why he was in the Oneonta area.
No foul play is suspected at this time but the manor of death is still pending autopsy results.