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Sidney man found dead

Missing Sidney Man Found Dead in Franklin

Missing Sidney Man

Found Dead in Franklin

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

FRANKLIN  – The body of a 51-year-old Sidney man who went missing two months ago was discovered by utility line employees clearing branches in a wooded area of the Town of Franklin Wednesday, Delaware County Sheriff Craig S. DuMond announced in a press release today.

The man was identified as Byron J. Furman and determined to have died “as a result of natural causes.” “He probably had a heart attack of some sort of medical emergency that led to his death,” Sheriff DuMond said.

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