KEESEVILLE — Police continue to search for clues in the murder of a local man, while community members take action to help with the care of his young daughters.
Bureau of Criminal Investigation Capt. Robert LaFountain said Thursday morning that investigators are continuing to pursue leads to determine how Robert M. Rennie, 45, of Keeseville died.
A Press-Republican carrier found the body about 6:15 a.m. while driving past the iron footbridge on River Street.
Police are working to determine Rennie’s whereabouts in the days leading up to his death and have urged the public to contact them with any information about the case.
“I would ask that anyone that has any information concerning the death of Robert Rennie or his whereabouts on Saturday or into Sunday morning contact the New York State Police at 563-3761,” LaFountain said earlier this week.
Following Rennie’s unexpected death, friends and family expressed shock and concern for the well-being of his two young daughters, for whom he was the primary caretaker following the sudden death of their mother, Michelle Blaise of Keeseville, in 2008.
Mourners gathered Thursday evening at Hamilton Funeral home in Peru to remember Rennie, a construction worker with a passion for family, friends and NASCAR.
Online condolences posted in his memory remember Rennie as a doting father with an infectious smile who enjoyed helping others.
The family has started an education fund for Rennie’s daughters and are asking that donations be mailed to Vaida Rennie at 4 Apple Valley Drive, Apt. D4, Peru, NY 12972.
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