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Scott Haworth, age 46, in a photograph distributed by the New York State Police
Scott Haworth, age 46, in a photograph distributed by the New York State Police

Body of missing hiker found in Keene

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State police say the body of a hiker who vanished in the Adirondacks back in September has been located near a trailhead in the town of Keene.

An autopsy report found that Scott Haworth, from Chicopee, Massachusetts, took his own life.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

Scott Haworth, who was 46 years old, disappeared in late August from his home in Massachusetts and was last seen at a grocery store in Keene in early September. 

He was known as an avid hiker and had visited the Adironacks often.  His vehicle was found near the Round Pond trail head.  But Haworth himself never turned up back in Masschusetts, and never contacted family or his employers.

His disappearance sparked an extensive search in the Dix Mountain Wilderness — according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise it included tracking dogs, a state police helicopter, as well as state forest rangers.

State police also handed out flyer with Haworth's photograph to motorists in Keene and Ray Brok.

Then, on Saturday, state police say hikers discovered a body about half a mile from the Round Pond trail head, 300 feet off the trail.  

Essex County coroner Frank Whitelaw conducted an autopsy yesterday, confirming that the body was Haworth's.  It was also confirmed that he took his own life.

State police have said from early on in the search and the investigation that no foul play was suspected. 

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