27 June 2022
 

  NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
  Major Michael S. TenEyck
  Troop D Commander

  
 
UPDATED PRESS RELEASE

Correction: The date provided in the updated information stated June 27, 2020 and has been corrected to June 27, 2022.

On June 27, 2022, The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office performed a post-mortem examination and determined that Mary Mara’s manner of death was an accident, due to asphyxiation, and water drowning.  The investigation is continuing.


On June 26, 2022, at 8:10 a.m., State Police responded to 33753 Old Farm Road in the town of Cape Vincent, Jefferson County for a reported possible drowning.

When Troopers, along with Cape Vicent Fire and Ambulance arrived on the scene, they discovered a female deceased in the St. Lawrence River.  The victim has been identified as 61-year-old Mary T. Mara from Cape Vincent, NY.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim drowned while swimming. The victim’s body showed no signs of foul play and was transported to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office pending an autopsy to determine an official cause of death.

The investigation is continuing.

 

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