UPDATE, 7:15 P.M.: Oswego County Undersheriff Gene Sullivan said that “given the state the body was in when we found it, it was not possible to make a positive identification.”
The body was sent to the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy that officials hope will provide them with the victim’s identity.
Sullivan said there were no obvious signs of foul play on the body.
Members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, Oswego City Police Department, Scriba Town Volunteer Fire Department, Oswego City Fire Department and the Oswego County Coroner’s Office responded to the report of a body that was found on the shore of Lake Ontario near a residence in the town of Scriba.
The identity of the body is unknown at this time.
Oswego City Police Chief Tory DeCaire said he has been in contact with the Sheriff’s Department and has offered assistance in the investigation.
It will likely take some time to conform the identity of the body, he said, adding this is something you don’t want to rush.
The incident is still under investigation.
ORIGINAL REPORT BELOW
SCRIBA, NY – It is unknown currently whether a body found earlier this afternoon (Feb. 14) is that of a man missing since the end of November.
Authorities say the body was discovered near Lockhaven Beach Road, off County Route 1A, along the shore of Lake Ontario.
At approximately 3:02 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2011, Oswego City Police and Fire departments responded to a report of a man having jumped from the Utica Street bridge into Oswego River.
His body was never recovered.