GENESEO, N.Y. — The manhunt for fugitive David Clyde Morgan resumed in a visible way Wednesday, but police said there was one noticable difference: They were looking for a body.
On July 18, police say Morgan, 49, escaped into a cornfield near Geneseo after a traffic stop turned dangerous when Morgan pointed a gun at officer Dylan DiPasquale. Pasquale shot at Morgan and didn't hit him. Morgan didn't shoot his gun, but escaped during the incident. Morgan's girlfriend, Sandra Brown, was in the car during the traffic, and has since been arrested and jailed.
Morgan, who is on federal probation after serving time in prison, hasn't been seen since. According to police, Brown said that Mogan wanted to "go out Bonnie and Clyde style." Friends and family members say Morgan was depressed and suicidal.
The search resumed across 730 acres Wednesday on the west side of Route 63, complete with 60 U.S. Marshals, State Troopers, other law enforcement agencies and 10 cadaver dogs.
Morgan's family told police they think he might have killed himself.
"I don't think he's out there camping out and in Livingston County, we would have arrested him by now," said Charles Salina, U.S. Marshals. "Could he have slipped out of here, jumped on a truck? Of course, but we're still focusing outside of Livingston County."
"Believe me, if I felt like he was out here alive we wouldn't have left. If he's out here at all, he's dead. There's still a possibility he's not out here at all; he could be outside the perimeter and who knows where," said Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty.
Officers added that they have not received a single credible tip leading to Morgan's location in the two months he's been missing.