The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death of a Palmyra man.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death of a Palmyra man.

The investigation into 23-year-old Matthew English’s death is ongoing and remains open, said Wayne County Undersheriff Rick House. Investigators have conducted numerous interviews of family members and friends in the area where English was last seen, House said. They are currently awaiting full toxicology results, which could take upwards of six weeks, House said.

According to House, English was last seen leaving a friend’s house on Thursday night, March 17. When he didn’t return home, family members reported him missing the next day. Conducting their own search for English, family members ultimately discovered his body in a ravine under the Route 21 bridge near the train tracks around 10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 19.  

House said all unattended deaths are handled as suspicious until the investigation proves otherwise.

“There’s nothing to indicate at this time that there’s foul play involved,” he said. “We have to wait for the autopsy results to find cause of death.”

House said the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s office is conducting the autopsy and he expects to hear results any day now.

Anyone with information about English’s death should contact the sheriff’s office at 946-9711.