Dec 02, 2011 — The death of a hunter whose body was found this week on Mount Jo has been ruled a suicide. The Essex County coronor's office ruled that the gunshot wound that killed 63-year old Russ Beede of Lake Placid was self-inflicted.
Beede was last seen Saturday morning, when he went hunting alone on lands off Loj Road in the Adirondacks, in the town of North Elba.
An investigation started Sunday, because his vehicle had been parked in the same place for two days. A team of searchers found his body in rugged terrain Wednesday, within a half mile of his vehicle.