Jamestown Police Chief Confirms Cause Of Sean Carpenter’s Death Ruled As Undetermined

JAMESTOWN – Medical examiners were unable to determine a cause in the death of Jamestown man Sean Carpenter, who went missing in April and was discovered several weeks later in the Chadakoin River near Harrison Street.

Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings confirmed the ruling to WNYNewsNow via email on Thursday. Snellings said the water played a significant role in the medical examiners’ inability to determine a cause.

“The body being in water for an extended period of time did have an effect,” Snellings said.

In April, Jamestown native Sean Carpenter was reported missing. He was last seen Apr. 12 walking along Pine Street toward First Street.

On Apr. 30, Snellings confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigations and other agencies were assisting JPD with the search.

On May 22, Carpenter’s body was recovered from the Chadakoin River.

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