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Robb Polley

EMMONS MYSTERY 4 Horses Are Rescued, But Homeowner’s Body Found
Reprinted From Today’s Hometown Oneonta, Freeman’s Journal

EMMONS MYSTERY

4 Horses Are Rescued, But

Homeowner’s Body Found

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Robb Polley and one of his beloved horses.

EMMONS – The Otsego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a well-known Oneonta area hairdresser who was found in his rural home late Monday evening  alongside the Susquehanna River by firefighters responding to a report of a house on fire.

“He didn’t die before the fire started,” said Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. “And the fire didn’t kill him.”

Though Devlin declined to give the man’s name or cause of death, friends on Facebook confirmed that the deceased man was Robb Polley. He was the owner of Maverick Hair Salon, which he ran out of the home.

In his first-person obituary, submitted by the family to the Bookhout Funeral Home within hours of his passing, he was described as “owner and singing ‘Hair Banger’ of Maverick Hair and Morning Wood Farm.”

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