LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB-TV) – UPDATE: Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour confirmed to News 4 the dead man found in the bed of a Wayne County woman’s truck is still unidentified.
ORIGINAL: A Wayne County woman drove at least an hour and a half to the Town of Lockport before discovering there was a dead man in the bed of her truck.
According to Niagara County Sheriff James Votour, the woman drove to Niagara County Friday morning to go camping.
She stopped at the Tops at Wrights Corners to pick up groceries, and it’s when she came out of the store to load the bags into her truck that she discovered the body and called for help.
First responders determined the unidentified man had been dead for some time.
The woman, who Votour said was understandably upset, has no idea who the man is.
“It’s quite bizarre at this point. You don’t have identification, she has no idea what happened. But it’s why we have investigators. We’ll get to the bottom of it,” Votour said. “We took finger prints from the deceased male, we’ll put those into the system to see if he’s in the system.”
In the meantime, the body has been sent to ECMC for an autopsy.
Sheriff Votour says Wayne County deputies are canvassing the town where the woman is from, and Monroe County deputies are checking the area where the driver made one stop along her trip.
They’re hoping someone from one of those areas might know something or help identify the man.