State Police investigate Keeseville homicide

New York State Police are investigating a homicide after discovering the body of a Keeseville man on the bank of the AuSable River on Monday.

State Police discovered the body of 37-year-old Kenneth C. Darrah, of Keeseville, around 2:12 a.m. Monday on the north bank of the river by the AuSable Chasm bridge on Route 9. The case was initially ruled a “suspicious death” on Monday, before an autopsy was performed at Glens Falls Hospital on Tuesday.

The autopsy by Dr. Michael Sikirica found that Darrah died of “blunt force trauma and multiple stab wounds,” according to State Police. The manner of death was ruled as a homicide.

There is no danger to the public, according to State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Brandi M. Ashley.

State Police and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate this case. The department is asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact State Police at 518-873-2777.

State Police were assisted on the scene Monday by state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers, Keeseville Fire and Rescue and an Essex County coroner.


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