LOCKPORT – City police were looking for a man whom they believe is in need of medical or psychiatric help, after a second pool of blood and suicide note were found Thursday morning near the Erie Canal.
Detective Capt. Richard L. Podgers said workers at the city parking ramp demolition site found more blood and a notebook about half a block from where hikers made a similar discovery Tuesday night. The later find caused police to search along the canal bank with a bloodhound and to launch the police boat to drag the canal for a body, but nothing was found.
Podgers said the handwriting in the Thursday note was compared to that in the Tuesday night note. “It appears it was the same,” he said. Other evidence has given police the name of the man, whom they are trying to locate.
“He’s definitely bled a lot in the last couple of days,” said Podgers, who added the man probably wouldn’t face charges.