24 June 2019
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
*UPDATED*
Shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, State Police responded to a residence in the town of Mayfield, after 911 was contacted reporting an altercation. Investigation revealed that 55-year-old Melvin E. Yager of Mayfield, had returned home and entered into a dispute with a juvenile that had been residing with him. When the altercation ended Yager left, and contacted 911 to report the incident from another residence. While on the line he suffered a medical event, and became unresponsive. Yager was transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital and was subsequently pronounced deceased. An autopsy was completed and the cause of death has been determined to be natural causes. 

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