Teen dies of gunshot wound

Appears to have been self-inflicted

CORNWALL — A 17-year-old Wamogo High School student was found dead at the top of Mohawk Mountain April 14 as the result of a gunshot wound, which appeared to be self-inflicted, according to police.

Michael Bockrath, a junior at the regional high school in Litchfield, left his home in Goshen on Sharon Turnpike (Route 4), a short distance to the west of the mountain access road, sometime during the early morning hours Thursday.

He was the son of Robert and Karen Bockrath.

A car and 30-30 rifle were later reported to police as missing from the family home.

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