UPDATE: Deputies identify Quebec man found dead in convenience store parking lot in Pamelia

UPDATE: The deceased male has been identified as Denis Poissant, 69, Hemmingsford, Quebec, Canada. “Preliminary autopsy results have indicated that his death most likely of natural causes,” deputies said.


UPDATE:  The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Circle K (gas station) located at 23179 State Route 342 in the town of Pamelia at 3:28 a.m. Thursday for a report of a deceased male.

The deceased, who was found near his tractor trailer in the parking lot, was determined to be a 69 year old male from Quebec, Canada.

His name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

An autopsy has been tentatively scheduled for 3:00 p.m. today’s date.

Although the investigation is ongoing there appears to be no signs of foul play or criminal activity.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police, Evans Mills Ambulance, Guilfoyle Ambulance, Cleveland Funeral Home and the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Further details will be released when available and appropriate.

~ Sgt Victor M. Rodriguez II

Earlier report…

PAMELIA  — Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a man found on the ground next to a tractor trailer shortly before 3:30 a.m. Thursday in the rear parking lot of Circle K, Route 342.

Deputies were being assisted by state police, Guilfoyle Ambulance, Evans Mills Ambulance and Cleveland Funeral Home.

Further details have not been released at this time.