Missing Hartwick woman found dead in car by hunters


Police said a missing Hartwick woman was found dead in the town of Plainfield along with her dog.

Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin confirmed Monday, Oct. 28, that hunters found Roxanne Shipman-Hull, 48, and her dog, also deceased, off of Adams Pond Road and Mason Road in the town of Plainfield on Sunday morning, Oct. 27.

Shipman-Hull and her dog were found deceased inside her car, according to an Oct. 28 media release from the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office.

The deaths are under investigation, but foul play isn’t suspected, Devlin said.

Shipman-Hull was reported missing the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 1. She had last been seen by her boyfriend that morning around 8 a.m. in the West Winfield area, Devlin said.

Otsego County Coroner David Delker pronounced Shipman-Hull dead, and her body was sent for an autopsy at Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, Devlin said.

Devlin said Shipman-Hull was known to leave town unexpectedly, and that her family had concerns about her, but he declined to comment further. She had a history of self harm, according to a media release issued by the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office at the time of her disappearance.

According to the release, before she went missing Shipman-Hull told her boyfriend she was leaving and didn’t have a plan. Her last known text contact, according to the release, was at 3 p.m. Oct. 1, saying a cryptic goodbye to at least three people.

Shweta Karikehalli, staff writer, can be reached at skarikehalli@thedailystar.com or 607-441-7221. Follow her @DS_ShwetaK on Twitter.

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