Ex President of Skidmore College found dead after going for walk around neighborhood

Courtesy: Skidmore College Website

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A retired President from Skidmore College was found dead Saturday morning.

David Porter of Saratoga Springs was reported missing by his wife at 7:15 Saturday morning.

She reported that her 80-year-old husband was missing, that last she had seen her husband was 8:30 p.m. Friday night, when she went to bed. After an investigation police learned that it was not uncommon for Porter to take a walk after his wife went to bed.

Police searched the area of Birch Run Lane, where the Porters reside, and brought in the help of the New York State Forest Rangers, the New York State Police aviation unit and the Saratoga Springs Fire Department.

At 10:30 Saturday morning one of the searchers found Porter dead, in a field west of the Birch Run development. The investigation shows no signs of foul play.

An autopsy has been scheduled at a later date.

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