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Autopsy reports no criminal findings

A March 31 autopsy on 44-year-old Kerry Young, of DeWitt, revealed no signs of criminal activity.

Young was last seen on March 25 in East Syracuse and was reported missing March 28 when she didn't show up for work. She had told friends in a Facebook post that she was planning to go hiking.

Her body was found a day later in the town of Inlet.

The post mortem examination was performed at Nathan-Littauer Hospital in Gloversville by pathologist Juengen Lee. Lee did not find any sign of criminal activity. The cause and manner of death remain unknown and are pending toxicology results.

The New York State Police in Ray Brook is continuing an investigation, which at this time, has also not revealed any foul play surrounding her death.

Earlier reports

Body of missing woman found

The body of 44-year-old Kerry Young, of DeWitt, was found at approximately 2 p.m. March 30 about one mile from her car. She was last seen on March 25 and was reported missing on Monday.

Two New York State Department of Environment Conservation forest rangers found Young in a stand of conifer trees between the Limekiln-Cedar River Road and Fawn Lake in Moose River Plains.

DEC forest rangers were contacted by the DeWitt Police Department to lead the search effort after Young's Toyota RAV4 was found Tuesday in the town of Inlet. The vehicle was parked on the entrance road to the DEC Limekiln Lake Campground off the Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Road.

Forest rangers were assisted by various agencies in the search effort today, including more than 50 people and a helicopter.

Investigators from the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Ray Brook are leading the investigation into Young's death.

Vehicle located, police continue search for missing woman

The vehicle operated by missing woman 44-year-old Kerry Young, of DeWitt, has been located.

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