According to multiple news outlets, the skeletal remains of a Queens man who went missing in July were found along Route 17 on Monday afternoon.
State Police at Liberty found the remains of 77-year-old Robert Goode Jr. near the area of the new Route 17 Bypass in Parksville near Exit 98, according to a New York State Police press release. Goode had been reported missing to the New York City Police Department on July 12.
The Times Herald-Record reported that Goode’s family members had not seen him since the Fourth of July and that a construction worker found the remains of Goode in a creek bed on the eastbound side of the highway.
An autopsy was performed at Catskill Regional Medical Center, but the cause and manner of death are pending, according to The Associated Press.