MONTICELLO – Police continue
to follow leads into last Monday’s shooting death of Michael Northcote,
34, whose body was found at 177 Cohen and Cohen Road in Swan Lake.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene at around
9:49 p.m. on October 12 where Northcote was found.
An autopsy supervised by Sullivan County Coroner Alan Kesten revealed
Northcote died from gunfire.
Undersheriff Eric Chaboty said that the investigation tends to indicate
that the shooting was not a random incident; however, “residents
are still encouraged to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons
or activity immediately by calling 911.”
The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the shooting with
the State Police BCI, Troop F Forensic Unit, the FBI Safe Streets Task
Force and the District Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Sullivan
County Sheriff’s Office or the State Police.