The remains located by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police in Crown Point on Sept. 7 have been positively identified as Keith Gill, age 45, through a forensic dental comparison.
An autopsy was performed on Gill by Dr C. Francis Varga at AMC in Saranac Lake on Sept. 8. The cause of death was ruled to by a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head. Essex County Coroner Paul Connery ruled the manner of death as suicide.
Gill had last been seen at a cottage on Loon Lake in Chestertown in the early morning hours of Aug. 19. Several agencies including the New York State Police, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Police, NYS Forest Rangers, Essex County Sheriff's Office, Ticonderoga Police Department and Crown Point Fire Department had conducted a massive search of the area looking for Gill.