Resident Who Made Horrific Discovery Of Dead Man Speaks Out

RANDOLPH – A man said he was four-wheeling with his wife when he discovered a dead body by a log pile Saturday evening on Swanson Road in the Town of Randolph. 
“I didn’t know what to think,” said Don Robbins. “It’s a crazy world today, and I am thinking who’s been up here?”
Robbins said he made the discovery around 5:00.
“I called the police, and five minutes later there were here,” he said.
Robbins said State Police had a forensics team at the scene all night.
“There was about 50 cars that came by last night,” said Robbins. “They pretty much made everybody stay off of the hill, it’s a dead-end so nobody really goes up there anyway.”

Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.

Robbins told WNYNewsNow that investigators wanted “names and times” but did not elaborate on his conversation with law enforcement.
“They asked me many questions but I am restricted about what I can say,” Robbins said.
This was the second body discovered in a 24-hour-period in the bi-county region (Chautauqua, Cattaraugus). The first, a deceased man, was discovered along Route 20 in the Town of Portland.
WNYNewsNow Multimedia Journalist Justin Gould contributed to this report.

Related reporting: Dead Man Discovered In The Town Of Randolph


  1. Is one of these unfortunate souls the Carpenter guy? And if so, how did he get there? Either way, there is some stories to be told. Alot of questions to be answered.
    We say people just don’t disappear, but the fact of the matter is that they do.
    Regardless of how, it’s sad and heartbreaking, forcing families to wear a scar they never asked for. Their lives forever changed.

  2. Wonder if he has gotten questioned on where he was the past week since he found the body

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