The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is at the scene of the decomposed body in the woods off of Route 20A in Geneseo.
GENESEO, N.Y. (WHEC) — Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says that they are "leaning to" the conclusion that the decomposed body found in the Geneseo area on Sunday is that of fugitive David Clyde Morgan, but they cannot yet completely confirm his identity.
Dougherty says that a hunter looking for deer remains called in around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday near Route 20 and reported finding skeletal remains. Dougherty says that some items at the scene indicate that the body is that of Morgan, but that they still need to use DNA or dental records to fully confirm the identity.
Morgan, who sparked a manhunt on July 18, 2018 after pointing a gun at a police officer during a traffic stop on Route 63 in Geneseo, was described by Sheriff Dougherty as a career criminal. The North Carolina native had spent approximately 211 months in federal prison and was released in March 2017 for conspiracy to possess and intent to distribute a controlled substance. Before that, he had been sentenced to two years in prison for a robbery in Texas in 1994.
GENESEO, N.Y. (WHEC) — A body was found in a wooded area near Geneseo on Sunday.
According to a tweet from Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office is at the scene of the decomposed body in the woods off of Route 20A in Geneseo.
Tweet: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty @theLivCoSheriff
We are currently on scene of a found decomposed body in a wooded area off of 20a in Geneseo. We will provide a briefing to the media at 530pm at the pull off of Route 39 and Route 20a (Dewey Hill). There is no other information being released at this time. @LivCoSheriffs
3:43 PM - Feb 23, 2020
No other information has been released, but a media briefing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. News10NBC will be at the briefing and will provide updates as they become available.