Remains Recovered Believed to be Missing Man

State  Police divers have recovered remains  the Neapaug Reservoir  Dam in New Hartford are believed to be those of 43 year old Brian Brooks of Canton .A hiker ecountered Brooks, who was carrying a handgun Augiust 30th.A search of the area  by boat and from air  was conducted,but Brooks was never located.The weapon Brooks was allegedly carrying was found  Thursday and the remains  were found nearby.

The remains have been taken to the Office of the State Medical Examiner  for  an autopsy.Police  do not believe there is any criminal aspect to the case.

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