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Death of man whose body found by hunters in Caroga Saturday ruled suicide, Fulton County Sheriff says

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CAROGA – The death of a man whose body was found Saturday by three hunters has been ruled a suicide, Fulton County Sheriff’s officials said Sunday.

Officials conducted the autopsy Sunday morning.

The investigation determined the man was a New Jersey resident who had been reported missing by family last week in New Jersey, officials said.

The man had no known connection to Fulton County, officials said. Anyone with information as to why he was in Fulton County is asked to contact investigators.

Sheriff’s officials also asked that anyone with cameras in the area of Route 10 Royal Mountain Ski Center to check them for a man in the area with a dark sweatshirt and grey sweatpants last Sunday afternoon between noon and 4 p.m.

Deputies conducted interviews throughout the afternoon and evening Saturday. Anyone in the area who may not have been home or had seen something unusual last Sunday is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff thanked the state police, Gloversville and Johnstown police, the Fulton County Coroner’s Office, Emergency Management office and the Caroga Fire Department for their assistance.

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If you are in crisis or know someone who is, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and all calls are confidential. The National Institutes of Health: Suicide Prevention.

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