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Suspicious death under investigation in Lansing

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death that happened in the town of Lansing.

On March 5th deputies responded to a home in Lansing for a reported cardiac arrest.


Upon arrival, deputies found a man, identified as Joseph West, 71, of Ithaca.

Deputies say it was originally reported as unattended. However, the death is now being investigated as ‘suspicious’.

This is a developing story.