NORTH ELBA -- The skeletal remains, believed to be
that of an adult female between the ages of 37 and
47, were discovered by a couple fishing in a small
lake off route 73 near the town of North Elba.
The skull had a gunshot wound in its right side.
Additional bones and the remains of clothing,
including jeans, work boots, a shirt, sweater and
a leather jacket were also found.
In spite of the grisly scene, suicide, not murder, is the suspected cause of death.