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Sheriff: Remains found in Red Creek match missing person, investigation into cause of death underway

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a missing man has been found dead.

Eric Slack, 51, of Red Creek had last been seen on August 4th. He was walking along State Route 104 near South Street.

Four months later hunters found human remains.

Hunters discovered them in a wooded area south of Route 104 near the village of Red Creek, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

They were sent to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office where they were positively identified as Slack.

An investigation into his cause of death is ongoing.