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Update: Police identify man found dead in Cortland County

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UPDATE:

A deceased man found Tuesday in the town of Taylor has been identified as 30-year-old Brandon Thompson from the Cortland area.

His death is still being investigated, but at this time authorities on the case do not suspect any foul play.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact Sgt. Chad Burhans of the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office at 607-758-5532.


ORIGINAL STORY – April 2

The death of a 30-year-old man from the Cortland area is under investigation, after Officers with the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department found his body on Tuesday (March 31) while following up on a different case in the town of Taylor.

According to Sgt. Chad Burhans, the officers were on Elwood Road just past 11 am when they observed a male subject laying about 50 yards off the roadway in a wooded area who was found to be unresponsive.

A member of the County Coroner’s Office responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene, then brought to Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton for an autopsy – the results of which have led officials to believe there was no foul play involved.

The family of the victim has been notified.

Anyone with information regarding this ongoing investigation is asked to contact Sgt. Chad Burhans of the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office at 607-758-5532.

Assisting with the investigation was the Cortland County Coroner’s Office, The New York State Police Forensics Unit and TLC Ambulance.

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