05 March 2020

Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander

Update: An autopsy was performed Friday morning on Casie Weese who was located in a wooded area off State Route 17 in Apalachin.  The autopsy performed at Lourdes hospital showed no obvious signs of trauma.   The official cause of death is pending toxicology results and further investigation, which could take several weeks. 

Update: New York State Police have positively identified a female located deceased near the area of State Route 17 in Apalachin as Casie Weese, age 37 of Glen Aubrey. 

Weese was located by troopers on a search team at approximately 12:51 p.m. Thursday.  The troopers were walking along State Route 434 between Apalachin and Vestal.  Weese was located in a wooded area, near a fence line that spans along State Route 17 east and 434.  The cause and manner of death is under investigation. 

Weese was reported missing Sunday morning to State Police in Owego.  Weese and her husband left a party on Main Street in Apalachin on Sunday at approximately 1:30 a.m.  The couple reportedly got a flat tire a short distance away from the party and at some point shortly after, Weese left on foot.  Weese’s husband has been cooperative with troopers throughout the investigation. 

Numerous agencies assisted in the search: Troopers, State Forest Rangers, Tioga County Sheriff’s Deputies, Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tioga Search and Rescue and the Apalachin Fire Department assisted in a search from the ground, air and water.  The DOT assisted with road closures on State Route 17 and 434 after Weese was located. 

More information will be released when it is available. 

Original release: New York State have located the body of a white a female near the area of State Route 17 in Apalachin. 

The right lane of State Route 17 eastbound is closed and both westbound lanes of Route 434 are closed as part of the investigation.  Traffic is slow moving in the area and if possible, please avoid the area. 

Further information will be made available as it available. 

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