Silver Alert Cancelled
March 28 a citizen flew over rural Livingston County and located what he suspected may be Mr. Avery's vehicle and reported this to law enforcement. LCSO and Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services responded to the Sampsel area in northwest Livingston County and were assisted by neighbors in getting to a remote area in the river bottoms via UTV. Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley was summoned to the scene and Mr. Avery's body was recovered in close proximity to his car. It is unknown at this time exactly why Mr. Avery drove down this mud road other than he had fished the general area of the river in the past.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family, friends and other loved ones. Much appreciation given to the citizens who assisted in looking for and sharing information about Mr. Avery. Investigation continues.
Sheriff Steve Cox