Missing Monticello man found dead

MONTICELLO – The 67-year-old Monticello man who went missing on Monday evening was found dead in a wooded area Wednesday evening, Monticello Police said Thursday.

The body of Peter Mitro was found in an area between Scott Lane and Terry Lane in the village.

Monticello Police said it appears his death was from natural causes, but an autopsy will determine the official cause.

Peter Mitro

Video surveillance from a residence on Atwell Lane, recorded on Monday at 4 p.m., showed Mitro wandered through a backyard in what appeared to be a confused state. He also had a condition that required him to be on oxygen, police said.

Assisting Monticello Police with the search for Mitro wee the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, state forest rangers, Mobile Medic ambulance, Sullivan County Wildlife Search Team, Sullivan County Bureau of Fire, and fire departments from Monticello, Rock Hill, White Lake, Wurtsboro, Summitville, Grahamsville, and Hurleyville.

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