Police: Man Found Dead in His Kitchen

Rensselaer Falls, NY - New York State Police announced Monday that during a welfare check on Saturday on County Route 15 in Rensselaer Falls, troopers saw smoke coming from the second floor of a home.

It happened around 12:51 p.m.

Troopers had to go back because of excessive smoke, according to police.

Officials say after the fire was put out, Donald Tucker, 75, was found dead in the kitchen of the home.

Authorities say an investigation found Tucker had talked to family earlier in the day, and said he had fallen.  Family became concerned after not hearing back, and called St. Lawrence County 911.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

State Police and St. Lawrence County Fire Investigators are continuing to investigate the incident.


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