MALONE - Village police discovered a dead body inside a stolen car Thursday afternoon in the K-Mart parking lot.
Brad Eggsware, 25, of Tupper Lake did not die a violent death and foul play is not suspected, according to Malone Village Police Chief Chris Premo. He added that drug paraphernalia was found inside the 2004 Pontiac Vibe, which was reported stolen from Tupper Lake on Nov. 26. He said state police told him Eggsware has a drug history.
The cause of death is currently unknown, pending an autopsy being onducted [today at Canton-Potsdam Hospital] by Dr. [Samuel] Livingstone, according to a Malone Village Police news release.
At least seven state and local police vehicles and about 10 officers were at the scene Thursday afternoon. Mr. Premo said the state police sent in a forensic investigation unit to make sure there were no signs of foul play.
There are no surveillance cameras in the area; a K-Mart employee found the body after checking on the car that had been sitting in the lot for a couple of days, according to Mr. Premo.
Eggsware was released on Sept. 21 from Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility after serving time for his role in the St. Patricks Day 2006 gang beating of Tupper Lake Village Police officer Jason Amell, who was trying to arrest him for a parole violation. He had been on conditional release for an unrelated attempted burglary charge.