Sheriff Craig DuMond announced that a 51-year-old Town of Sidney man reported missing on June 27, 2019, was located deceased on Wednesday afternoon, August 28, 2019.

On Wednesday afternoon human remains were discovered by utility line employees while working in a wooded area near the intersection of Lawton Hill and Franklin Depot Road in the Town of Sidney.

Responding Sheriff’s Deputies and Criminal Investigators identified the remains as those of Byron J. Furman who had been reported missing from his Lawton Hill Road, Franklin, NY address (residence).

Delaware County Medical Examiner, Dr. Richard Ucci, M.D., determined that Mr. Furman died as a result of natural causes.

Delaware County Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators were assisted at the scene by New York State Troopers from Sidney.