Update: Police identify man found dead near Riverside Plaza

Update 3:07 p.m. 

Police have identified the man who was found dead on the bank of the Tioughnioga River Wednesday evening.

Karl L. Spooner, 50, likely died of health-related issues, according to Lt. Rick Troyer with the Cortland Police Department.

Spooner has no known address, Troyer said.


CORTLAND, N.Y. – A man was found dead under the Clinton Avenue bridge Wednesday night, according to the Cortland Police Department.

The man, who is described as a white male and approximately 50 years old, was found dead at around 6 p.m. Wednesday near the McDonald's on Clinton Avenue, according to police.

Police are declining to release the man's identity or his cause of death, though foul play is not suspected.

We will provide updates to this story.


Correction: A previous version of this article stated the body was found Thursday night. The body was found Wednesday, July 1.


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