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UPDATE: Police identify human remains found in Taughannock Falls State Park

UPDATE: Police identify human remains found in Taughannock Falls State Park

Updated 2 p.m.:

State police in Ithaca report that the remains have been tentatively identified as those of 41-year-old Brian Austin of Syracuse. Police say Austin had been reported missing from the Syracuse area since 2011. The cause and manner of death are pending, and the investigation is continuing.

Earlier:

State Police are investigating after they say human remains were found Wednesday inside Taughannock Falls State Park.

Police said the remains were found Wednesday morning off Gorge Road in a wooded area of the park.

State Police say they’re working with the Binghamton University Anthropology Department as part of their investigation.

We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

 

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