Homicide in Swan Lake

The New York State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office are investigating a homicide in the Sullivan County hamlet of Swan Lake, located in the town of Liberty, according to media reports. 

Police found the body of Michael Northcote on Monday, Oct. 12 in a single family home at 177 Cohen and Cohen Road around 9:30 p.m., according to the Times Herald-Record. Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Chaboty tells the newspaper that police are investigating, and that there is no danger to the public at this time. 

This is the second possible murder in the rural Catskills in a month. On Sept. 24, a 60-year-old man shot and killed a 43-year-old man in the Schoharie County town of Jefferson. Jack S. Macaluso was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Dale C. McGregor, but few details about the crime have been released.