Police Share Grizzly Details about Man Murdered at Ausable Chasm
We now know who was responsible for killing a man at Ausable Chasm over the weekend. On Wednesday, police met with the media to discuss details of the grizzly murder, revealing the names of the two men charged.
A suspicious death over the weekend in Upstate New York prompted local police to ask for the public's help while they continue their investigation. Sadly, it happened at a very popular landmark in the Capital Region, and even worse are the details surrounding this horrific crime.
According to sources, police responded to an area near Ausable Chasm, a sandstone gorge and tourist attraction located near the hamlet of Keeseville, New York very early on Sunday morning.
According to MyNBC5, state police members responded to State Route 9, AuSable Chasm Bridge, in the town of Chesterfield for a "suspicious death" in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 20th.
When troopers arrived on the scene just after 2 am, they located Kenneth C. Darrah, 37, of Keeseville, New York. He was found deceased on the riverbank on the north bank of the river according to the source.
On Wednesday, we learned how Darrah was killed when police shared grizzly details after piecing the crime scene together.
Police say that Kenneth C. Darrah was killed during a fight on the Ausable Chasm Bridge.
While the circumstances surrounding the altercation haven't been revealed, police know enough following the autopsy and they say that the victim was "stabbed repeatedly and thrown off the bridge," according to State Troopers.
Following the incident, police arrested two men, Michael J. Rougeau, 48 and
Michael A. Nastasia, 30.
According to sources, both Natasia and Rougeau were arrested Tuesday in Plattsburgh, which is located about 20 months north of the Ausable Chasm. Both men were charged with second-degree murder and held in the Essex County Jail without bail.
The investigation into the homicide remains open. State police have asked anyone with information to call (518) 873-2777.