Autopsy on man found dead under Pine Street bridge ‘inconclusive’

Saranac Lake police investigate the discovery of a body below the Pine Street bridge on Wednesday night. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Marbone)

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Police say the autopsy of a man who was found dead under the Pine Street bridge on Wednesday are “inconclusive pending toxicology” and that an investigation is ongoing.

Raymond J. Morch, 37, of Saranac Lake, appears to have been living under the bridge, SLPD Chief Darin Perrotte said on Thursday. Perrotte said family members who knew Morch had been staying under the bridge discovered him dead on Wednesday and reported his death to the police.

Perrotte is asking anyone who was in that area of Pine Street and Bloomingdale Avenue between 10 p.m. on Monday, and Wednesday morning, to contact SLPD at 518-891-4422. Tips can also be submitted at saranaclakepolice.org.

Perrotte said he’s looking for people who were in that area at that time and who heard or saw anything out of the ordinary, or saw anyone under or around the bridge.

The autopsy was performed at Glens Falls Hospital on Friday morning

“Police do not suspect foul play,” Perrotte said in a statement.


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