BREAKING: Poughkeepsie Man Reported Missing Found Dead
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – A city of Poughkeepsie man who had been reported missing was found dead Saturday in Bethlehem in Albany County. Authorities said he died in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident.
The body of Eden Decker, 51, was found near County Road 32 and Creble Road at 10 a.m. Poughkeepsie police had sent out a missing persons notice about Decker on Friday saying he hadn’t been seen since he left for a motorcycle trip upstate on Aug. 1.
Poughkeepsie police said a preliminary identification confirmed the body was Decker’s. State troopers from the New Scotland barracks in Albany County found Decker’s 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle at the scene.
Poughkeepsie police said cellphone records showed that Decker had been at the crash site on Saturday, Aug. 3. State troopers said the crash more than likely happened at 2:45 a.m. Aug. 3.
Troopers on Friday combed the area where the crash occurred but found nothing until they returned on Saturday morning, when they found Decker’s body and his motorcycle. The state police said Decker’s body was found 127 feet off of the roadway in dense vegetation. The police said the area where Decker’s body was found is somewhat isolated, which explains why his body wasn’t found for two weeks.
Police said the cause of the accident was under investigation. THey said foul play had been ruled out.
Anyone with information on the accident or who saw Decker on Aug. 3 is asked to call the New York State Police at 518-768-8154 or the city of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 845-451-4142. Police said more information will be released when it becomes available.