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Flyer distributed by Potsdam Police.

Potsdam police seek public's help in homicide investigation

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Potsdam police are turning to the public for help in their investigation into the homicide death of a 12 year-old boy last week.

In a press release yesterday, the department says it has distributed 1500 fliers seeking information about the death of Garrett Phillips.

The sixth grader was found unconscious last Monday in the Market Street apartment where he lived with his mother. He died later that evening.

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The sixth grader was found unconscious last Monday in the Market Street apartment where he lived with his mother. He died later that evening.

On Friday, Police Chief Ed Tischler said Phillips’ death was a homicide, but released no further details.   

Now the department is encouraging anyone who might have information that could help in the investigation to contact them. Police say they continue to canvass Potsdam village and surrounding areas, developing leads and evidence, and conducting interviews.  

Evidence has been submitted to the New York State Police Crime Lab in Albany, and investigators are awaiting results.

Text of the Potsdam Police flyer:

We are investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy that occurred last Monday, Oct. 24 at approximately 5:10 p.m. at the North Country Manor Apartments, 100 Market St., Potsdam.

If you were in the vicinity of 100 Market St. last Monday, Oct. 24 between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and saw anything, please call the Potsdam Police Department at 265-2121.

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