UPDATE: The search for 67-year-old Paul Barker Jr. has ended, according to the Lowville Police Department.
Police say the body of Paul Barker Jr. was found on Thursday at approximately 3 p.m. Barker Jr. was previously reported missing on Monday.
Police believe Barker Jr.’s death was accidental, but their investigation is ongoing.
Police issued a press release thanking the public for contacting them with information that ultimately led them to Barker Jr.’s body.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and New York Forest Rangers assisted the Lowville Police Department during the search and investigation.
LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWTI) — The Lowville Police Department is seeking information regarding a missing man.
Police say 67-year-old Paul Barker Jr. was reported missing on Monday, February 27. Barker was last seen walking north on South State Street near the Stewarts shop in the village, according to police.
Police say Barker is a Village of Lowville resident but does not have a vehicle. Barker’s medical history is unknown but he does have cataracts, according to authorities.
Barker is described as a white male, approximately 150 pounds, 5’5″ with grey hair. He was last seen wearing a black and red snowmobile coat, blue jeans, brown boots, black gloves a winter hat.
Authorities say Barker could be in the Watertown area.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the Lowville Police Department at 315-376-6511. If there is no answer, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office dispatch can be reached at 315-376-3511 and callers can ask ask to speak to a member of the Lowville Police Department.