Deputies: Body found in Mt. Morris; could be missing manhunt suspect

April 19, 2019 11:20 PM

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (WHEC) -- There are still a lot of unanswered questions Friday after deputies say a father and his children stumbled upon a decomposed body in Mount Morris. 

Around 1 p.m. Friday, the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call advising that a man discovered a decomposing body between Mill Street and Main Street in the wooded area of the creek-bed. 


Following a several-hour investigation, Livingston County deputies and Mount Morris police officers removed the body, which was unidentifiable, and brought it to the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office. 

Deputies cannot confirm at this time if the body is David Clyde Morgan, the fugitive who has been missing since July 18, but they say there is a possibility. 

Morgan was last seen in the area of Route 63 in Geneseo after he was accused of pulling a gun on a Geneseo police officer. After he fled the scene, a nationwide search ensued. Officials searched for Morgan for weeks, utilizing drones and helicopters but he was never found. 

Deputies believe the body could also be another individual identified as James Lowery from Springwater. Lowery has been missing since Nov. 29. 

However, until the dental or DNA reports come back, it's only speculation.

"We have to one identify who this is, then we have to investigate what happened and how do they end up here, so there still a lot of ways this investigation could go. It could be Morgan, it could be missing person Lowery, it could be someone we don't know," said Sheriff Thomas Dougherty. 

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says there is no immediate threat to the public.

It could take days or even weeks to find out who this is, but News10NBC is told the process will begin Saturday. 


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