Body found near Airport Road in Chenango Bridge

By Megan Carpenter
By Conor Mooney
By Erika Mahoney

November 17, 2013 Updated Nov 17, 2013 at 12:54 AM EDT

Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County Sheriff's Office linked human remains found behind 24 Airport Road to a man wanted for sexual contact with a child.

Deputies report the body was identified as Paul Terwilliger, 55, a former resident of 4 Airport Road.

Terwilliger went missing on May 8, 2013, one day after being released on bail from the Broome County jail. Terwilliger was charged with sexual contact with a child, a felony.

The Broome County Sheriff's Office began investigating Terwilliger's disappearance. A nationwide arrest warrant was issued for Terwilliger. During the investigation, deputies found a suicide note believed to be written by the 55-year-old.

Broome County Coroner Dr. Timothy Jones identified the body using dental records Saturday morning.

The body was discovered just hours before the identification by a hunter who called 911.

Deputies responded to 24 Airport Road around 9:30 a.m. They found the human remains about 200 yards behind the home in a wooded area.

Investigators said the body was severely decomposed. The remains were moved to Lourdes Hospital for a cause of death investigation.

Deputies said no foul play is suspected in the case.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.