Body Found In Cattaraugus County

Son Confirms Body Is Missing California Man

May 20, 2018 - 2:18 pm

East Otto, NY (WBEN) A body was found Saturday in the Cattaraugus County town of East Otto. According to a Tweet from Niagara County Sheriff, Jim Voutour, his department was called in to process the crime scene after the discovery was made by K-9 units of the Erie County Sheriff's Department and Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department. The body was taken to ECMC for identification and an autopsy.

Rudy Ray Rockett Jr., the son of the missing man, confirmed Sunday that the body found was his father and that police called him to inform him of his father's death.

The 64-year-old man was last seen in Ransomville, New York, on April 29. He was scheduled to fly out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport that night but did not show up to make his flight.

Rockett's stepson is alleged to be the last person seen with his stepfather.

The stepson is currently being held in an area jail on a weapons charge.




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