Mooers, New York - May 12, 2007
A manhunt is underway in Northern New York as police search for a suspected killer.
Police began the search Thursday, after 35-year-old Darcy Manor was found murdered outside the summer home where he worked as a caretaker, in a remote section of northern Clinton County. He worked as a caretaker at a summer camp and went there to turn on the water for the summer residents.
Police have mounted a large search for whoever committed the crime."Early this morning about 60 members of local, state law enforcement officers gathered here and were given leads to pursue. They are out working in the northern New York area," said New York State Police Major Richard Smith.
Police held a press conference in Mooers Saturday morning attended by scores of relatives and friends. A woman who lives near the crime scene saw a man who spoke with an accent walking toward the house where Manor was murdered about 4 p.m. Thursday.
Now police want to talk to him. "We have witnesses who say they saw a white male with a walking stick in the area. This person may or may not be involved in the crime," said New York State Police Captain Robert LaFountain.
The murder has residents here scared. They always felt that by living in a rural area they were safe from serious crime.
Police are still looking for Manor's 1992, green, Ford pickup truck. state police are asking anyone with information to call the New York State Police.
Jack LaDuke - WCAX News