For Immediate Release - August 20, 2013

Body identifed as missing Pittsfield man

The Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body found in the woods on August 13th as that of a missing Pittsfield man. 

Authorities confirmed that the body found is 21 year old MICHAEL GOKEY (28 Highland Avenue).  GOKEY was last seen at his home on Tuesday, August 6th.  His body was discovered in a wooded area west of Pittsfield Cemetery by a state police cadaver K-9 about 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, August 13th

At this point in the investigation, authorities do not suspect foul play.   A final determination of the cause of death will not be made by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office until further testing is completed.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department.