Missing Berlin man identified as 'untimely death' victim

Tyler Supry

BERLIN — State and local law enforcement confirmed a 27-year-old local man missing for nearly two weeks was the “untimely death” victim found on a trail Tuesday.

Tyler Supry’s cause of death is pending toxicology testing after an autopsy, according to a joint statement from Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, State Police Col. Chistopher J. Wagner and Berlin Police Chief Peter Morency.

Officials said there is no evidence to suggest an ongoing threat to the public.

Supry was first reported missing May 9 by a concerned parent, police said. He last had been seen in the Highland Park Avenue area about 7 p.m. that evening.

At that time, police said, Supry may have been suffering a medical emergency.

The public was cautioned not to approach Supry, but to instead contact police if they spotted him.

Two days later, police reported items had been found in the area where Supry was last seen.

When he disappeared, Supry was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and white low-cut sneakers.

Last week, Berlin police asked city residents and others in surrounding towns to “check sheds, garages, outbuildings, vehicles and any vacant buildings that they own” as the search for Supry continued.

On Tuesday, Berlin police answered a citizen’s telephone call about a body found in the area of Cates Hill Road. That’s where Supry’s body was recovered, officials said.

Over the past 24 hours, Tyler’s mother, Karen, received more than 200 messages from friends and North Country residents offering support and condolences.

“I want to thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to us,” Karen Supry posted on Facebook Wednesday night.

Anyone with information about Supry’s whereabouts or activities between May 9 and Tuesday is asked to contact State Police Trooper Shawn Torsey at 223-8940.