Update: Deceased male found in Watertown identified


WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) – UPDATE: On February 3, 2020, a male body was found on a rear sidewalk located at 359 Franklin St. in Watertown. The male has been identified as 37-year-old Mark J. Wearne, the current resident at 359 Franklin Street’s upstairs apartment.

Jefferson County Medical Examiner Dr. Samuel Livingstone performed an autopsy on Mr. Wearne last night. Cause of death was a skull fracture due to blunt force trauma when he fell from the stairs.

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) – On February 3, 2020 at 10:24am, uniformed patrols were detailed to 359 Franklin Street in Watertown. The call was in reference to an unresponsive male, lying on the sidewalk near the rear of the apartment house.

Watertown Fire Department and Guilfoyle personnel were also dispatched. It was determined the male had been deceased for a number of hours before patrols arrived at the scene.

Jefferson County Medical Examiner Dr. Samuel Livingstone came to the scene and directed the body be transported to Samaritan Medical Center. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

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