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State police searching for missing person in Steuben County

New York State Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing and vulnerable adult from the Savona, Steuben County area.

According to a news release, Eugene Mattoon, 79, was reported missing on March 11 around 2:15 p.m. Troopers were called to the area of Savona Campbell Back Road near the Cohocton River.


Mattoon is described as around 5 ft. 9 in. tall, thin build, and was last wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans.

State Police are being assisted by the Steuben County Office of Emergency Management, and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators have utilized the State Police Helicopter, UAS (drone), the State Police Under Water Recovery Team, as well as the Steuben County Sheriff’s Departments K-9 and UAS, (drone) Units.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at Painted Post.