Mooers, New York - May 11, 2007
By early morning police were searching this section of northern Clinton County by air and on foot looking for clues that could lead them to the killer.
35-year-old Darcy Manor was working as a caretaker at a seasonal residence. His family became worried when he didn't return home by Thursday evening.
Policed rushed to the residence about midnight where his body had been located.
"Mr. Manor's body was found outside the building, not in the building or a covered structure on the lodge property," says Maj. Richard Smith of the N.Y. State Police.
Manor reportedly went to the residence to turn on the water for the summer season. The home is located in a remote, wooded area down a dirt road and only a couple of miles south of the Canadian border.
A nearby resident said that she saw a man walking toward the house late Thursday.
"I asked him if he knew where he was going? He said I'm just out for a walk..in accent. I said the road doesn't go anywhere.," says Marg Rushford.
People who knew Manor said that he was a nice person with two young children. He worked as a mechanic at this garage and was well liked in the community.
"Haven't seen him recently. We were in school, he met a soul mate and calmed down," says Cathy Poupoure who knew Manor.
Police are looking for Manor's 1992 Ford pick-up truck, teal in color, licence plate number New York 35652JP.
They do not have a description of the murderer at this time.
Residents around here are scared and nervous about a killer on the lose. Policed say they will have extra patrols on around the clock.
"The command post will be manned 24 hours a day. People who reside here should use extreme caution. There is a murderer loose," says Capt. Robert LaFountain of the N.Y. State Police.
Police want the public to report to them any information they may have regarding Manor's death.
Jack LaDuke - WCAX News