Dead Body Discovered Believed To Be Missing Jamestown Man

JAMESTOWN – Police said the body that was pulled from the Chadakoin River on Tuesday is believed to be that of Sean Carpenter who went missing on April 11th.

On April 20th, city police used a state police helicopter to search for Carpenter who was reportedly walking home to his house on Superior Street the night he was reported missing.
Several days after Carpenter’s reported April 11th disappearance date, a GoFundMe page was established by a woman named Amy McClellan who, shortly after Carpenter’s reported disappearance, speculated on her Facebook page that he may have fallen through a collapsed portion of the South Main Street Bridge.


A structural engineer, who said that his company has been working on the bridge for the last two months, told WNYNewsNow’s Ryan Hedrick that the bridge has never collapsed or had a “portion” that was considered collapsed because construction crews ensure that all holes are covered up with heavy steel plates at the end of each and every work day.
Police said Carpenter was walking from E. 2nd Street towards E. 1st street at 1:45 a.m when he reportedly went missing.
Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.

Authorities said an autopsy will be performed Wednesday morning at ECMC in Buffalo.


  1. That’s sad to hear. Just awful. My condolences to the family. We couldn’t imagine what they are going through right now. Reliving all of this daily. It’s heartbreaking. Maybe now the family can get some closure. Not that it helps much. God bless. The Carpenter Family

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