According to Oneida County Sheriff, Robert Maciol, on March 20, 2024, Gerard M. Dano, age 42, was reported as having left his residence on Trenton Rd. in the Town of Deerfield traveling on foot in an unknown direction.

On March 27, 2024, Dano was located deceased on Crooked Brook Rd. in the Town of Deerfield. For the past week, Sheriff’s Patrols and Investigators conducted extensive searches of the wooded area surrounding his residence. Searches were conducted by Sheriff’s K-9’s as well as the Unmanned Aireal Systems Unit (Drones). The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Forest Rangers and New York State Police K-9 Unit during the search.

The Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine Dano’s cause of death.

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