Authorities still trying to identify man found dead along Mohawk River in Whitestown

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WHITESTOWN — Oneida County Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to identify a man found dead along the Mohawk River on Friday, Sept. 3.

The Criminal Investigations Unit has received several calls, but are still encouraging anyone with information that may assist in the investigation to call Inv. Christopher J. Paravati at 315-271-5411. Cause and manner of death are still pending, investigators said.

On Friday afternoon, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Unit was dispatched to an area along the Mohawk River regarding a body which had been located by a kayaker.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office/Utica Police Department Dive Team was activated and responded to the scene to assist with removing the body from the river.

The death investigation was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit and they are currently working to identify the deceased man, law enforcement said.

He has been described as a middle-aged adult, with balding hair.  He is approximately 6 feet tall and was wearing blue jeans and a gray-colored T-shirt.

While on scene, the Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Whitestown Police Department, the Village of Whitesboro Police Department and Whitesboro Fire Department.

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