Newly appointed County Attorney Matthew Rosno found dead


UPDATE: (Dec 26, 2018 05:29 PM) Officials tell 18 News that the autopsy for former Chemung County Attorney Matthew Rosno has been completed and they are awaiting the results of a toxicology report.

Rosno was found dead in a field on Saturday after leaving an establishment in Hanover Square.

Meanwhile, family friends have established a GoFundMe for Rosno’s widow and two children. As of Wednesday evening, the fundraiser has raised over $19,000 for the family.


UPDATE: (Dec 23, 2018 07:20 PM) Newly appointed County Attorney Matthew Rosno was found dead in the fields on Lattabrook Rd. in Horseheads. 

“There is nothing that indicates that this was anything other than a tragic accident right now,” Chemung County Undersheriff, William A. Schrom, said. 

Rosno was last seen in the Village of Horseheads and was reported missing between late Friday, Dec. 21. and early Saturday, Dec. 22. A phone ping led police to the area he was found, according to Schrom. 

“The difference in this case is Mr. Rosno is a County Attorney and this is extremely out of character, which prompted more urgency,” Schrom said. 

At this time it is still unknown why Rosno was in the area and what caused his death. 

The criminal investigation team will conduct their investigation in conjunction with the coroner office, and make a determination if there were any contributing factors. 


(Dec 22, 2018 04:48 PM): The Chemung County Sheriffs Office is currently searching for the newly appointment county attorney, Matthew Rosno, who was last seen in the area of Hanover Square in the Village of Horseheads. If you have information on his whereabouts, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 737-2933 or 735-8600.

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