Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reported on the skeletal remains found off of Route 20a in the Town of Geneseo.
According to the Sheriff, the University of North Texas is currently attempting to make positive identification of the body. This process is expected to take several months.
On Sunday February 23rd, 2020, at approximately 1:19pm a caller phoned the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office directly to report that hunters searching the property for deer antler sheds had come across human remains.
Patrol Division Deputies arrived on scene and secured the area. Members of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrived on scene, as well as members of the Forensic Identification Unit, Drone Unit and Command Staff. The scene was forensically and methodically investigated utilizing FARO technology, as well as drone imaging. The remains have been transferred to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation.
“It is to be noted that we are confident there is no concern for public alarm and no concern for public safety,” the Sheriff said.
Deputies assigned to the Forensic Identification Unit did collect evidentiary items that preliminary findings would be consistent with the remains being that of David Clyde Morgan who fled from the Geneseo Police Department following a traffic stop in July of 2018.
The skeletal remains were located on the north side of State Route 20a which would be to the northwest of the scene of the July 2018 traffic stop located on State Route 63.
The area of the skeletal remains was outside of the designated search area and outside of the northern perimeter set up by law enforcement on the evening of the original incident.
The following agencies are assisting the Sheriff’s Office: Geneseo Police Department, Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office, New York State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Livingston County Coroner’s Office and the US Marshals Service.
“At this time there will not be any more information released until the remains have been positively identified,” the Sheriff concluded.