19 August 2022
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander



UPDATE 8/19/22: The human remains have been positively identified as Laura L. Rous, 38 years old of Otego, NY.  The investigation into the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and death is continuing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the New York State Police at 607-561-7400.  We want to thank everyone for the tips that have been called in up to this date. 


Original Release: The New York State Police at Oneonta are investigating the discovery of unidentified human remains, located in a remote area in the town of Morris, Otsego County. 

The remains are those of an adult female, approximately 4’9”- 4’11” in height.  The woman was wearing Adidas brand jogging pants, a pink tank top, a lightweight black jacket with a pink zipper, and Carolina brand boots.  A silver adjustable ring with a heart and a gold chain necklace were also located. 

The New York State Police are seeking to identify the woman so that her family can be notified and any potential crime can be investigated.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the New York State Police at 607-561-7400 and reference case # 10972590. 



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