UPDATED: Casie Weese’s Autopsy Showed No Obvious Signs of Trauma


UPDATED: State Police said an autopsy was performed Friday morning on Casie Weese, whose body was located Thursday in a wooded area between Route 17 and Route 434 across from Old Owego Road in Apalachin. The autopsy performed at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton showed “no obvious signs of trauma.” But the official cause of death is pending toxicology results and further investigation, which could take several weeks to complete.

THURSDAY’S STORY: A state police commander has identified the body found this afternoon between Route 17 and Route 434 as Casie Weese, 37, who went missing early Sunday morning after leaving a party in Apalachin. Weese was located by troopers on a search team at approximately 12:51 p.m. Thursday. The troopers were walking along Route 434 between Apalachin and Vestal. Weese was located in a wooded area, near a fence that runs between Route 17 east and Route 434 west, across from Old Owego Road near the Tioga-Broome border.

Capt. Erik Dauber, a Zone Commander with the State Police, said on-the-scene this afternoon that “no manner or cause of death” was immediately determined and is under investigation..

Casie Weese / Photo provided by New York State Police

State police, search and rescue teams, drones, helicopters, K9s and other agencies had searched for Weese, who police said lived in Glen Aubrey, Broome County,  since she went missing. Police said she left the party with her husband, Ronald Weese, when their vehicle got a flat tire. She went presumably for help and then went missing.

The woman’s daughter, Kaila Weese, posted on her Facebook page that her mother has Muscular Dystrophy: ” … please help my family to find her she is my world she has Muscular dystrophy and me and my sister are worried and miss her very much thx for all the prayers.” After her mother’s body was found Thursday, Kaila Weese posted: “Today is a really upsetting day for me n my family + I just need time today to think about this #BeautifulAngel I called my mother.. I so very much love n miss you Casie Weese.”

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Route 434 westbound is closed and will likely remain closed for several hours. Investigators and their vehicles are positioned along Route 434 westbound to get in and out of the cordoned off site were the body was found. The right-hand lane of eastbound Route 17 is also closed.

Numerous agencies assisted in the search: Troopers, State Forest Rangers, Tioga County Sheriff’s Deputies, Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tioga Search and Rescue and the Apalachin Fire Department assisted in a search from the ground, air and water. The DOT assisted with road closures on Route 17 and Route 434 after Weese was located.