Monroe County's chief prosecutor has died. Dan Cary passed away yesterday at his home in Sparta.
The death was discovered after Cary had not showed up for a court appearance. Authorities are investigating, but foul play is not suspected. Cary was first elected the Monroe County district attorney in 2003, after serving five years as an assistant D-A. He was honored as the state's District Attorney-of-the-Year in 2012. Cary specialized in prosecuting some of the county's most severe criminal cases -- including homicide, sexual assault, drug, and child abuse matters.