Suspected Arrested In Killing Of Man Found In Northern NY River

Dec 18, 2018

Michael LaRock
Credit New York State Police

Police say an upstate New York man suspected in a slaying last week has been found hiding near the Canadian border.

Ticonderoga police and New York State Police say they apprehended 38-year-old Michael LaRock Monday afternoon at a home in Norfolk in St. Lawrence County.

LaRock was arrested without incident and has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated criminal possession of a weapon, tampering with physical evidence and concealment of a human corpse.

Police say LaRock killed 37-year-old William Brown, whose body was found in the LaChute River in Ticonderoga Friday morning with a gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities haven't said what led to the killing. Brown was a retired U.S. Army veteran.

It couldn't be learned from prosecutors if Larock has a lawyer.

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