Thursday, January 16, 2014

Body of Missing Australian Man Found On Scarface

capt_paul_mckay_australian_soldier_missing_in_new_yorkOn January 15, 2014, New York State Forest Rangers located the body of a man who is being identified as missing Australian soldier, 33-year-old Paul J. McKay.

The body was located near the summit of Scarface Mountain in the town of North Elba shortly after 11 a.m. State Police forensic investigators were flown to the mountain by State Police helicopter.

No signs of foul play have been determined in the initial investigation. Essex County Coroner Francis Whitelaw authorized the removal of the body.

The body was then transported to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake by New York State Police Aviation.  An autopsy will be performed by Dr. C. Francis Varga on January 16, 2014, to determine the cause and manner of death.

A press conference is scheduled for today at 11 a.m. at the State Police Troop B Headquarters in Ray Brook, NY. In attendance at the press conference will be Saranac Lake Police Department, Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers, and State Police.



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3 Responses

  1. Lily says:

    This is so very sad. RIP young man.

  2. Shawn says:

    God bless this young man and his family back in Australia. Thanks to the men and woman who sought out to rescue him. It is sad that a life ended before others could reach him and help him cope with the affects of stressful experiences as a soldier. May his family find peace in knowing that American war vets, police officers, and rescue professionals were trying hard to find him in what is the largest forested park in the US. He will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Paul McKay old Aussie mate…. fair dinkum. God bless you.

  3. zyxw says:

    Thank you Sir for your service to your country and the world.