Police confirm body found on Route 97 to be that of missing Waterford man, Ryan Esser

Local News

State Police have released the identity of the man who police and EMS spent hours searching for Thursday morning along Route 97. 

According to State Police reports, Ryan Esser of Waterford was found deceased in a field off the northbound lane of Route 97 near Zwilling Road.  Esser was reported missing by his family.

Troopers used rescue dogs and a helicopter in the search.  The investigation continues but police say no foul play is suspected. 

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