Suspicious death in DeWitt ruled a homicide

Midler Avenue in East Syracuse

The suspicious death that occurred at 407 N. Midler Ave, Thursday evening has now been ruled a homicide, according to DeWitt Police.

Police said the victim has been identified as Lyle A. Lyons, 54, who lived at 407 N. Midler Ave Lot M6.

According to Acting Chief of Police John Anton, police responded to 407 N. Midler Ave. at Midler Meadows Trailer Park around 5:47 p.m. Thursday.

Lyons was found dead in the residence, police said.

According to Onondaga County 911, a reverse 911 call went out telling people in the area to stay inside around 7 p.m. The call was then cancelled around 9 p.m.

DeWitt Police officers are processing the scene for physical evidence and interviewing neighboring residents.

Anyone with information should contact the DeWitt Police tips line at

This is a developing story. More details will be released once they become available.

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